Dominique Aegerter has started a fundraising project to boost his Kiefer Racing team budget ahead of the 2018 season as he prepares as the team’s sole entry in Moto2.

The team looked set to fold after the collapse of a takeover deal by David Pickworth but secured enough finance and a deal with KTM to keep a one-bike team on the Moto2 grid for the upcoming season. Aegerter, who joined Kiefer Racing last year, will represent the team after the tragic loss of team boss Stefan Kiefer at Sepang last October and is seeking 200,000 Swiss Francs (£149,000) to help support his 2018 racing campaign.

Aegerter has described it as “the biggest sports crowdfunding project ever undertaken by a Swiss athlete” and is calling on his fans to help donate to cover the costs of racing. The Swiss rider is offering rewards for donations which range from signed gloves to buying his Honda Type R car.

“Switzerland has an incredible tradition in motor racing and I want, with the help of Swiss sport fans, to continue this history,” Aegerter said. “I am ready to give it my all. The support of my fans means a lot to me and motivates me even more.”

Fans can find the crowdfunding page here at to find out more information and donate with the page closing in 50 days. The 2018 MotoGP season begins in Qatar on the 16-18th March.



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