As the current IDM Superbike champion, Jonas Folger will be making his comeback race as a permanent entry in a series on world level at the Spanish MotorLand Aragón circuit this weekend.

Jonas Folger attracted a lot of attention on his debut in the world championship with production-based race machines last autumn participating with wildcard starts in Barcelona and Estoril. After switching to BMW machinery, it did not take long for the 27-year-old racer from Upper Bavaria to get to grips with his new bike in the form of the all-new BMW M 1000 RR. Right at the second-best opportunity Folger provided a highlight at the official test in Barcelona earlier in April as overall fourth after two days at the recently re-designed circuit. At a private test two weeks ago in Aragón, however, he struggled to find the right feeling for the track and the still new superbike. Therefore, expectations ahead of the season’s opener in Spain are correspondingly decent.

The 2021 World Championship calendar contains 13 events, with three races scheduled for each weekend. Bonovo Action MGM Racing and Folger were able to get a foretaste of this, as well as the high level of performance, on the occasion of two wildcard starts last autumn.


#94 Jonas FOLGER (Bonovo Action MGM Racing, BMW M 1000 RR):

“More than seven months have passed since the last race last October. So, I am delighted that the new season is finally starting properly. A lot has changed in the long break. After winning the title in IDM, we made the jump to the World Championship. That was my personal goal and the fact that I have achieved it with my IDM team makes me enormously happy. We got on really well as a team last year. The atmosphere was great right from the start. So, I really wanted to continue in this environment. I am therefore incredibly grateful to everyone involved for making this project possible. First and foremost, of course, a big thank you goes to Mr. Jürgen Röder, because without his initiative we would not be here. But also, to BMW for believing in us. Thanks to their great support we had a good preparation for our rookie season in the highly competitive Superbike World Championship. But now I am looking forward to the first race weekend and I think it is great that we start the championship with two consecutive events. That is mega, of course. Hopefully, we will get off to a good start, even though Aragón is a track that is a big challenge not only for us but also for all other BMW teams.”

“But I think we had enough tests before the start of the season and therefore, we are well prepared. In addition, I immediately felt extremely comfortable with the BMW. The differences to my last year’s Superbike are noticeably clear, although the BMW is also only a motorcycle with two wheels. Therefore, it was incredibly important for me to get the feeling for the BMW Superbike immediately. This step has already succeeded in the first test in Jerez and then we have made further progress as planned. Even though the Barcelona test ended unexpectedly super successful, my goals for this year remain the same as always. First, I want to establish myself in this top-class grid and, if possible, put an exclamation mark in some races. The rest will follow by itself. In any case, I am already excited to see what we can achieve this weekend.”


Jonas Folgers Profil:

Age: 27 (born on August 13th, 1993)

Beruf: Motorcycle racer

Residence: Mühldorf am Inn (Upper Bavaria, Germany)

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 69 kg

Bike: BMW M 1000 RR

Startnummer: 94


Jonas FOLGERs Career:

2003: 50cc German Minibike Championship - Overall winner

2004: 50cc und 65cc German Minibike Championship - Overall winner

2005: 50cc und 65cc German Minibike Championship - Overall winner

2006: 125cc Spanish Championship - Overall third

2007: 125cc Spanish Championship - Overall P15

2008: 125cc Spanish Championship and first 125cc World Championship races in Czech Republic, San Marino (P15 - one point), Indianapolis, Japan, Malaysia and Valencia - Overall P34

2009: 125cc World Championship - Overall P12

2010: 125cc World Championship - Overall P14

2011: 125cc World Championship - Overall P6

2012: Moto3™ World Championship - Overall P9

2013: Moto3™ World Championship - Overall P5

2014: Moto2™ World Championship - Overall P15

2015: Moto2™ World Championship - Overall P6

2016: Moto2™ World Championship - Overall P7

2017 MotoGP™ World Championship - Overall P10

2019 Moto2™ World Championship (four races only)

2020 International German Superbike Championship - Champion (8/8 race victories)


#AragonWorldSBK - Time Schedule (CET):

Friday, 21st May: 10:30 - 11:15 FP1

Friday, 21st May: 15:00 - 15:45 FP2

Saturday, 22nd May: 09:00 - 9:30 FP3

Saturday, 22nd May: 11:10 - 11:25 Superpole

Saturday, 22nd May: 14:00 Race 1 (18 Laps - 91.386 km)

Sunday, 23rd May: 09:00 - 09:15 Warm-Up

Sunday, 23rd May: 11:00 Superpole-Race (10 Laps - 50.770 km)

Sunday, 23rd May: 14:00 Race 2 (18 Laps - 91.386 km)


Track data Aragón:

Length: 5.077 metres

Right corners: 7

Left corners: 10

Pole-Position: right


#WorldSBK Calendar 2021:

21. - 23. Mai: Aragon (MotorLand Aragón, Spanien)

28. - 30. Mai: Estoril (Circuito do Estoril, Portugal)

11. - 13. Juni: Emilia-Romagna (Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italien)

02. - 04. Juli: Grossbritannien (Donington Park)

23. - 25. Juli: Holland (TT Circuit Assen)

06. - 08. August: Tschechien (Autodrom Most)

20. - 22. August: Navarra (Circuito de Navarra, Spanien)

03. - 05. September: Frankreich (Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours)

17. - 19. September: Katalonien (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spanien)

24. - 26. September: Spanien (Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto)

01. - 03. Oktober: Portugal (Autodromo Internacional do Algarve)

15. - 17. Oktober: Argentinien (Circuito San Juan Villicum)

12. - 14. November: Indonesien (noch nicht fixiert)


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