Australian GP: “Fast and flowing and some elevation changes – Phillip Island offers a lot of fun”
Last Sunday’s DNF during the Japanese Grand Prix is pushing Jonas Folger for more. The ambitious German rider is detemined to make up ground at this weekend’s Phillip Island race.
This also means for the disappointing outcome of the Australian Grand Prix one year ago, when Folger had to retire in a promising position because of a flat tyre. However, at the same time he looks back on a pleasurable weekend last year at the picturesque island in southern Australia. In addition, the 23-year-old rider likes the fast and flowing circuit a lot and heads top motivated into the third-last race of the season.
For the TV viewers it’s again necessary to set an early wakeup call due to the difference in time with nine hours to Central Europe. But for this reason the time schedule on spot sees a slight change as starting time for the race is scheduled on Sunday at 2:20pm local time which means 5:20 CET.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Dynavolt Intact GP, KALEX), World Championship position 7th (133 points):
“I’m really glad that the series continues without any break this weekend at Phillip Island and frankly, I head even more motivated into this weekend because I’m totally focussed to make up ground after last Sunday’s disappointment. Our trip to Australia was a relaxed one and two days off were truly a help to check-off the Japanese round quickly. I’m looking forward to Phillip Island where I had a good weekend one year ago. I like the circuit at this picturesque island a lot and it offers that much fun to ride there. The weather here is always a big question mark, but the gusty wind is the bigger problem. At this fast and flowing track, it’s risky to crash at some places easy if the wind pushes from inside outwards which means you have to deal with the wind a riding. But the Phillip Island circuit is one of the most beautiful of the calendar – fast and flowing and some elevation changes. All together I like a lot.”