Dominique was born and grew up in Rohrbach, Switzerland, a small, tranquil village with about 1400 inhabitants. He still lives there today. Early in his childhood he came into contact with all kinds of vehicles and engines through his father. Already as a 3-year-old boy he got a small motorcycle as a present, with which he roared around in the yard. The inner urge to dedicate oneself to motor sports became more and more unrestrained and a long way to motorbike racing took its beginning.
For the first time he became active in the motocross scene. In the junior categories he soon celebrated national successes. In 2003 he switched to road racing and was ranked 7th in the ADAC Junior Cup in Germany. Subsequently, he was promoted to the IDM (International German Championship) to the 125cc class. There he rode many more road races until 2006.
The step into the World Championship and to Moto2
In 2007 he had his first complete season in the 125cc World Championship with the then "Multimedia Racing Team". The following year he moved to the "Ajo Motorsport Team", where he finished 16th. In 2009 he climbed to 13th place with the same team, still in the 125cc World Championship class.
A new era began for the Swiss in 2010, when he was promoted to the newly created Moto2 class. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were marked by good performances and consistency with regular top ten places. He finished both years in 5th place. 2014 was particularly successful with a total of 4 podium places and the absolute highlight, the victory at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.
Hard times, but giving up was never an option
A difficult time with a heavy back and hand injury followed in 2015. The 2016 season was also marked by injuries. But he wanted to race, at any price, he would never give up, but only continue.
In 2017 he decided to join the "Kiefer Racing Team", where he competed aboard a Suter. However, although everything seemed to be going uphill, this season was not a good season either. First his victory in San Marino was denied afterwards, then his team manager Stefan Kiefer died unexpectedly. His world collapsed. The following year an enduro accident in the middle of the season threw the experienced Moto2 rider off track again. In 2019 he once again put all his strength together and switched to the Italian "MV Agusta Forward Racing Team". But even there he had to fight hard for results.
A new beginning with MotoE and Intact GP
In 2020, the ambitious Swiss wants to take a completely new path. On board an Energica Ego Corsa electric bike he and his new team Intact GP will fight for the title of the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. Five events with a total of seven races await the Swiss and the "Dynavolt Intact GP" MotoE team.