Aegerter forced to skip Jerez after cracking pelvis

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Aegerter forced to skip Jerez after cracking pelvis
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Apr 27, 2018, 8:27 AM

Moto2 veteran Dominique Aegerter will sit out next weekend's Jerez round after he sustained a cracked pelvis in a training accident.

Dominique Aegerter, Kiefer Racing
Dominique Aegerter, Kiefer Racing
Dominique Aegerter, Kiefer Racing
Dominique Aegerter, Kiefer Racing, Jorge Navarro, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2

The Swiss rider fell sideways while riding his enduro bike on Thursday, hitting a stone and suffering a fissure to his pelvic bucket.

While Aegerter avoided a total fracture, he will still have to undergo surgery on the injury, ruling him out of competing in Jerez on May 4-6.

Kiefer Racing therefore may be forced to skip the Spanish round entirely unless it is able to find a replacement for its sole rider Aegerter at short notice.

The team underwent a major overhaul over the winter following the sudden death of co-owner Stefan Kiefer late last year, switching from Suter to KTM machinery.

It was forced to downsize to a single bike for Aegerter, who sits 10th in the standings after three races with a best finish of eighth in Argentina.

 

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Series Moto2
Event Jerez
Location Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Dominique Aegerter
Teams Kiefer Racing
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Breaking news