Jonas Folger returns this weekend to the scene where the WorldSBK adventure promisingly began for him and Bonovo Action / MGM Racing Performance at the end of March.

The universally renowned Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto is the triple-header’s second stop in the final third of the season, before the championship even heads overseas in October after the event in Portimao, Portugal, in a week’s time. The 4.4-kilometer challenging circuit in the most southern part of Spain welcomes the FIM Superbike World Championship for its round ten of the year this weekend.

WorldSBK rookie Jonas Folger and his German team Bonovo Action / MGM Racing Performance have already been to Andalusia this year for a three-day private test, where the priority was to get to know the technology, which was new to everyone involved, for the first time. But the 28-year-old Folger promptly delivered a flawless debut aboard the all-new BMW M 1000 RR Superbike. In the meantime, however, a few months have passed, with various difficulties preventing the determined racer from Bavaria from calling up the true potential of the overall package. Folger and his crew, however, are working tirelessly hard to bring this season, which has been marked by many setbacks, to a conciliatory conclusion after all.

Unlike a week ago, the two main races of the weekend will again start at their traditional start times on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm each.


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

“The conditions for the upcoming race weekend in Jerez should be actually the same as a week ago. But that is a long way from being the case, as we are still struggling to find solutions for a better handling of our race bike, no matter which track we come to. As in Barcelona, I know the Jerez track like the back of my hand. Maybe even a little bit better, because I think I have done a lot more laps in my career at Jerez than at any other track. Jerez is on the list once or twice in every winter testing’s calendar.”

“Furthermore, we had our first test with the BMW Superbike there as well. That was at the end of March, when I got to know the M 1000 RR and the first start with our new project was quite good. I had felt the bike immediately then and hopefully this feeling will come back soon. Maybe Jerez will help us on this path to create a turnaround. In any case, from last Sunday we come with a slight lift, as our race performance in the dry in Barcelona was not completely wrong. It would be nice if we could travel on to Portimao on Sunday with a decent points tally.”


Jonas Folgers Profil:

Alter: 27 (Geboren am 13. August 1993)

Beruf: Motorradrennfahrer

Wohnsitz: Mühldorf am Inn (Obb., Deutschland)

Grösse: 177 cm

Gewicht: 69 kg

Motorrad: BMW M 1000 RR

Startnummer: 94


Jonas FOLGERs Karriere:

2003: 50cc Deutsche Minibike Championship - Gesamtsieger

2004: 50cc und 65cc Deutsche Minibike Championship - Gesamtsieger

2005: 50cc und 65cc Deutsche Minibike Championship - Gesamtsieger

2006: 125cc Spanish Championship – Gesamtdritter

2007: 125cc Spanish Championship - Gesamt P15

2008: 125cc Spanish Championship und erste Rennen in 125ccm World Championship in Tschechien, San Marino (P15 - erster WM-Punkt), Indianapolis, Japan, Malaysia and Valencia - Gesamt P34

2009: 125cc World Championship - Gesamt P12

2010: 125cc World Championship - Gesamt P14

2011: 125cc World Championship - Gesamt P6

2012: Moto3™ World Championship - Gesamt P9

2013: Moto3™ World Championship - Gesamt P5

2014: Moto2™ World Championship - Gesamt P15

2015: Moto2™ World Championship - Gesamt P6

2016: Moto2™ World Championship - Gesamt P7

2017 MotoGP™ World Championship - Gesamt P10

2019 Moto2™ World Championship (nur vier Rennen)

2020 Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft IDM Superbike - Meister (8/8 Rennsiege)


#ESPWorldSBK – Zeitplan (MESZ):

Freitag, 24. September: 10:30 - 11:15 FP1

Freitag, 24. September: 15:00 - 15:45 FP2

Samstag, 25. September: 09:00 - 09:30 FP3

Samstag, 25. September: 11:10 - 11:25 Superpole

Samstag, 25. September: 14:00 Rennen 1 (20 Runden - 88,460 km)

Sonntag, 26. September: 09:00 - 09:15 Warm-Up

Sonntag, 26. September: 11:00 Superpole-Race (10 Runden - 44,230 km)

Sonntag, 26. September: 14:00 Rennen 2 (20 Runden - 88,460 km)


Streckendaten Jerez:

Länge: 4.423 Meter

Rechtskurven: 8

Linkskurven: 5

Pole-Position: links

Schnellste WSBK Trainingsrundenzeit: 1´38.247 (2019)

Schnellste WSBK Rennrunde: 1´39.004 (2019)


WorldSBK Stand:

1 Toprak RAZGATGLIOGLU / TUR / Yamaha / 399

2 Jonathan REA / GBR / Kawasaki / 398

3 Scott REDDING / GBR / Ducati / 339

4 Michael Ruben RINALDI / ITA / Ducati / 218

4 Andrea LOCATELLI / ITA / Yamaha / 201

6 Alex LOWES / GBR / Kawasaki / 192

7 Michael VAN DER MARK / NED / BMW / 172

8 Tom SYKES / GBR / BMW / 167

9 Garrett GERLOFF / USA / Yamaha / 158

10 Alvaro BAUTISTA / SPA / Honda / 142

11 Axel BASSANI / ITA / Ducati / 132

12 Chaz DAVIES / GBR / Ducati / 120

13 Leon HASLAM / GBR / Honda / 95

14 Lucas MAHIAS / FRA / Kawasaki / 44

15 Kohta NOZANE / JPN / Yamaha / 43

19 #94 Jonas FOLGER / GER / BMW / 14


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