Jonas Folger

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#CatalanGP: Excited ahead of comeback

  • 13.06.2019

Jonas Folger, however, regards the first race weekend on his return to the Moto2™ world championship as a self-test.

On tomorrow’s Friday, when round seven of the season gets underway at the beautiful circuit just outside Barcelona, Jonas Folger will make his comeback as a Grand Prix driver after more than 20 months off. The 25-year-old German is as known set to replace the injured Khairul Idham Pawi in Malaysia’s PETRONAS Sprinta Racing for the next three races.

 

#94 Jonas FOLGER (PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, KALEX):

“I’m really happy that I’m finally able to race in the world championship again. Most of all, I’m happy to be able to take this step with the PETRONAS team. The high level of performance and professional appearance of the team are hard to miss. In addition, I’ve been arriving in a familiar environment as I was working with my crew chief Fausto (Bencivenni Pons) and the mechanics in AGR back in 2014 already. So, this fact has, of course, has made my decision to take this step much easier. Beyond that, it also is relaxing the mood in advance, because you don’t have to get to know each other first.”

“First and foremost, I want to have lots of fun going out there and riding the KALEX machine at this comeback. But I am also curious to see what the level is like in Moto2 with the new engine now. On the other hand, of course, it will also be interesting to know what my own level is like. I’ve been testing this bike several times last year, but during a test you don’t really get any real information about it, because you hardly can go out on track together with other riders. So, I’m already tremendously curious to see where I am or where we’re going to be as a team. In any case, I am already looking forward to working with the team.”

 

Streckeninformationen Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya:

Erstmals Austragungsort GP de Catalunya: 1992

Länge: 4.627 Meter

Breite: 12 Meter

Längste Gerade: 1.047 Meter

Linkskurven: 6

Rechtskurven: 8

Beste Moto2™ Pole-Position: 1´43.474 (2018)

Moto2™ Rundenrekord: 1´43.956 (2018)

Jonas Folgers Resultate 2018: Startposition – / –

 

#CatalanGP Moto2™ Zeitplan (MESZ):

Freitag, 14. Juni: 10:55 – 11:35 FP1

Freitag, 14. Juni: 15:10 – 15:50 FP2

Samstag, 15. Juni: 10:55 -11:35 FP3

Samstag, 15. Juni: 15:05 – 15:20 Q1

Samstag, 15. Juni: 15:30 – 15:45 Q2

Sonntag, 16. Juni: 09:10 – 09:30 Warm-Up

Sonntag, 16. Juni: 12:20 Rennen (22 Runden – 110,794 km)

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