#AragonGP: “Aragon is one of the most appealing tracks”
The 24-year-old German MotoGP™ rider is determined heading into this weekend’s round 14 at the impressive MotorLand Aragón circuit in the outback of Spain.
After his unexpected gratifying entry into the premier class of two-wheel racing, Jonas Folger still has more to come in his plans. Last month’s setbacks have been long digested and with regained self-confidence, he targets to win the «Rookie of the Year» title. Currently, Folger has a 26 points gap to his team mate Johann Zarco in this challenge. But at the marvellous Aragón track, the Yamaha rider wants to take the first step towards reaching his season goal.
Likewise the championship’s visit to Italy’s Adriatic coastline with the race in Misano, the Gran Premio de Aragón is also a young part of the current calendar. Although the race complex is located somewhat of a bit outside of Spain’s highly frequented tourism places, Aragón can also offer a lot of charms. The varied 5 kilometres long track is of great importance for all parties involved.
Starting time for Sunday’s race is as usual at 2:00 pm.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha YZF-M1), Championship Position 10th (84 points):
“Aragón is definitely one of the most attractive race tracks of the entire calendar. The layout includes a little of everything. But honestly, coming with the MotoGP bike here, I need to see in which areas I must change my riding or adapt to the track, these experiences I have to make. On the other hand, I can look back on great moments in the smaller classes with some great success such as a pole position and a podium in 2012. Apart from the fact that I have never raced here with a MotoGP bike, I’m also convinced that I will enjoy riding here aboard my powerful M1 too. In addition, Aragón should be good for the Yamaha in general.”
“During the last race in Misano, we were able to catch up something again even if the weekend overall was rather mixed. But more importantly, I was able to regain my confidence with the bike. So, now we have to return to that level of high performance we had before the unfortunate races in Spielberg and Silverstone because my goal is still to complete this season as the best rookie. In order to achieve this, we have to score consistently points in the last five races and as soften as possible to finish in front of Johann (Zarco). I see the races in oversea as good place for me to perform even stronger but the start must be done here in Aragón.”
MotoGP™ Zeitplan GP de Aragón (MESZ):
Freitag, 22. September: 09:55 – 10:40 FP1
Freitag, 22. September: 14:05 – 14:55 FP2
Samstag, 23. September: 09:55 – 10:40 FP3
Samstag, 23. September: 13:30 – 14:00 FP4
Samstag, 23. September: 14:10 – 14:25 QP1
Samstag, 23. September: 14:35 – 14:50 QP2
Sonntag, 24. September: 09:40 – 10:00 Warm-Up
Sonntag, 24. September: 14:00 Rennen (23 Runden – 116,794 km)
Daten MotorLand Aragón:
Erstmals Schauplatz GP de Aragón: 2010
Streckenlänge: 5.078 Meter
Streckenbreite: 15 Meter
Beste MotoGP™ Pole-Position: 1’46.635 (2015)
MotoGP™ Rundenrekord: 1´48.120 (2015)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2016 (Moto2™): Startplatz 4 / 10.