Consistency the key for second row start at the Brickyard
Jonas Folger displays an exceptional consistent performance at the first race weekend after the summer break; he qualified for a brilliant second row start.
Opposite to yesterday’s fine weather in Indianapolis, some clouds appeared this afternoon but the conditions remained dry for qualifying practice. Starting time for the tenth race this year will be on Sunday 6.20 pm Central European time.
Once again Folger played his role amongst the Moto2 category’s big names throughout day two of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thanks to a faultless but most important consistent performance the German rider qualified for P5 on the grid finally. However, the Kalex rider reported too much tyre wear for which he and his AGR Team crew still have an eye on to compete strong in tomorrow’s race.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex), Startplatz 5 – 1´37.005 (15/20):
“I’m really happy about this second row start though, it’s a big relief to see that we that much perform consistently at the Indy track. We’re quite pleased how things went so far this weekend. Qualifying was ok even though we must have a further look on tyre wear because for my opinion the grip level drop down too quick. But we’ll continue working on this issue during tomorrow morning’s warm up. Hopefully we’re able to find something in order that the tyre will last up to ten laps or equal which would be the double number of laps to our currently situation. Anyway, most of the rider are reporting the same story so I’m surely not too concerned in this respect. Aside from that we did a great job thus far and we’re very close to the top guys so I’m much focussed to do well at the start and during the opening lap. However, due to our performance I can eye with a strong points scoring finish. This of course is the clearly target, I want to pick up as many points possible just to shorten the gap to the front in the World Standing.”
1. Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas HP 40 / Kalex / 1´36.549
2. Tito RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / 1´36.686 +0.137
3. Mika KALLIO / FIN / Italtrans Racing Team / Kalex / 1´36.865 +0.316
5. Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / 1´37.005 +0.456