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Aegerter fights but suffers, Mulhauser works hard


For the last time before the final round in Valencia, on 13 November, the MotoGP Circus enjoys the European sunshine this weekend. In ten days everyone will be heading for a long trip towards the East for the overseas Grand Prix triple header in Japan, Australia and Malaysia. Finishing 3rd overall today, Thomas Lüthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) made a good start to the Aragon GP on the circuit of Motorland in Alcañiz. He was only 0.01 seconds behind Takaaki Nakagami from Japan, who was the fastest man of the day. This Friday saw Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten) return back on track after his injury (right shoulder) that he sustained in a motocross training accident and that forced him to miss the British Grand Prix as well as the Grand Prix of San Marino & Della Riviera de Rimini. The third rider of the Swiss team, Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten) did not unfortunately avoid finishing last today, a bit more than 2,3 seconds off the leader. Frédéric Corminboeuf, the boss of the two Swiss teams, sums up the day: "Tom is consistent, he is fast but we still have a lot of work to do to ensure we have a good race pace. Dominique had a difficult first day, we can see that he is still struggling and we will only see on Sunday evening whether or not it was a good decision for him to ride this weekend. As for Robin, although he is far off, he had a good attitude today. He worked a lot and I hope that his effort will transform into satisfaction on Saturday in qualifying."

They said...

Dominique Aegerter (carXpert Interwetten, 27th): "I knew that it wouldn't be easy. My physical fitness is one thing, but the fact that I cannot do what I want with the bike is another thing. I feel pain when I'm riding and afterwards. As I am not able to make the bike go where I want, I have to push more and I get more tired. So because I still lack strength in my shoulder, I put a lot of pressure on my back. It wasn't that bad this morning but unfortunately I did not manage to improve my time in the afternoon."

Robin Mulhauser (carXpert Interwetten, 30th): "We worked a lot on the bike. In sector T3 I am 17th. If I can do the same in the other sectors in qualifying, I can hope for a good result. When I'm riding alone I still make many mistakes and on Saturday afternoon I will need to follow someone. I love this circuit where I got my debut ride in the world championship. I am enjoying myself on track after quite a long time."