After missing last weekend’s eighth round of the season due to MotoE responsibilities, Dominique Aegerter returned to World Supersport action in style by ending FP2 fastest. 

WorldSSP Jerez, Spain - Free Practice Results (2)
1Dominique AegerterSWITen Kate Racing Yamaha1:42.455s
2Philipp OettlGERKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.054s
3Steven OdendaalSAEvan Bros Yamaha+0.287s
4Niki TuuliFINMV Agusta Corsa Clienti+0.334s
5Manuel GonzalezSPAYamaha Parkingo Racing+0.446s
6Randy KrummenacherSWICM Racing Yamaha+0.572s
7Kenan SofuogluTURKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.640s
8Raffaele De RosaITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+0.663s
9Can OncuTURKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.676s
10Stefano ManziITAGMT94 Yamaha+0.697s
11Federico CaricasuloSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+0.785s
12Jules CluzelFRAGMT94 Yamaha+0.958s
13Peter SebestyenHUNEvan Bros Yamaha+1.097s
14Marcel BrennerSUIVFT Racing Yamaha+1.170s
15Glenn Van StraalenNEDEAB Racing Yamaha+1.252s
16Unai OrradreSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.349s
17Federico FuligniITAVFT Racing Yamaha+1.559s
18Vertti TakalaFINKallio Racing Yamaha+1.569s
19Kevin ManfrediITAAltogo Yamaha Racing+1.613s
20Marc AlcobaSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.614s
21Christoffer BergmanSWEWoicik Racing Yamaha+1.720s
22Hannes SoomerESTKallio Racing Yamaha+1.732s
23Galang Hendra PratamaINDTen Kate Racing Yamaha+2.213s
24Michel FabrizioITAG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+2.229s
25David Sanchis MartinezSPAWRP Wepol Yamaha Racing+2.286s
26Maria HerreraSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+2.474s
27Shogo KawasakiJAPG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+2.853s
28Billy Van EerdeAUSIXS-Yart Yamaha+2.856s
29Leonardo TacciniITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.905s
30Eduardo Montero HuertaSPADK Motorsport Yamaha+3.131s
31Stephane FrossardSWIJura Vitesse Moto Team Yamaha+3.208s
32Martin VugrinecCROFerquest - Unior Racing Team+3.232s
33Luigi MontellaITAChiodo Racing Yamaha+3.350s
34Ondrej VostatekCZEIXS-Yart Yamaha+3.362s

Philipp Oettl continued his impressive pace from this morning to lead the majority of the session before coming under late pressure from series leader Aegerter.  

The Swiss rider was on course to go top with five minutes remaining after posting three red sectors, however, traffic heading into the Jorge Lorenzo corner (final corner) led to Aegerter losing all his advantage.

Aegerter did eventually get the better of his former Moto2 competitor on his next lap, while title rival Steven Odendaal was third quickest.  

Free Practice One

After missing last weekend’s Catalan WorldSSP round due to a schedule clash with MotoE, championship leader Dominique Aegerter was back in action for Ten Kate Yamaha, while five-time series champion Kenan Sofuoglu made a sensational return to racing for one day only with Puccetti Kawasaki. 

Sofuoglu’s return with Puccetti is to celebrate the recent announcement that more models will be added to the list of homologated motorcycles for the championship in 2022. 

On-track, Philipp Oettl was the early pace setter from Aegerter and Randy Krummenacher. However, winner last time out Manuel Gonzalez then went fastest with five minutes left, while Federico Caricasulo crashed.  

Finnish rider Niki Tuuli went third overall before making that P2 on his very next effort before Oettl then set a stunning 1:42.249s to go over four tenths quicker than Gonzalez.