On a dry Friday at the Circuit of The Americas, Jonas Folger started preparations for his comeback in racing this weekend with GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3. on a dry Friday at the Circuit of The Americas.

29-year-old German Jonas Folger has started his duties as a substitute rider in Austin, for which he was selected by KTM and the Tech3 team. With the team based in the south of France, Folger will meet up with old acquaintances with whom he contested his first season in MotoGP™ class back in 2017. His main goal was to get used to both the KTM RC16 and the track, making adjustments that suit both him and his riding style. His personal best time was 2´06.529 and he will continue to work hard on Saturday to be as prepared as possible for his first MotoGP™ race in six years.

#94 Jonas FOLGER (GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3, KTM RC16)

“Today was a real challenge for me, but I am happy with my first day and also happy to be back with my old mates in Tech3. I still have a lot to learn and of course I need to get used to the bike more. We still have to work a bit on the ergonomics so that the bike better fits my requirements. I really need the next two days to get more familiar with it, so we will keep working hard and then arrive in Jerez in two weeks in the best possible shape.”


MotoGP™ WM-Stand
11Francesco BAGNAIA131
272Marco BEZZECCHI110
388Jorge MARTIN107
433Brad BINDER92
55Johann ZARCO88
21#94Jonas FOLGER7