Jonas Folger

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#FrenchGP: “New surface seems to be promising”

  • 18.05.2017
The 23-year-old German MotoGP™ rider looks forward to re-new his friendship with the legendary Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans.
In recent years, Jonas Folger also has achieved strong results at the Grand Prix de France so obviously, the 4.2 kilometres long circuit located in the Sarthe region suites his riding well. Due to this fact, as well as the recently re-surfaced track the Yamaha rider heads highly confident into this weekend’s round five in France.
In 1969, it was the first time that the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans hosted the Grand Prix de France. After a break, the event returned in 2000 to the home of the world-famous 24 hours’ car race.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha YZF-M1), Championship position 8th (29 points):
“Le Mans is a track which suits my riding and things went well here in the past. 2016, of course, was an exception as I crashed four times during the weekend which is absolutely not normal for me. But since then, something has changed. The new tarmac seems to be promising, they should have done a good job which I heard from some sides. So, I really looking forward to the weekend which is due to the fact that it’s the team’s home race an important one.”
“It remains to be seen, however how the weather will appear. At the moment, it looks like to be changeable again. Nevertheless, I think that we are well prepared for this weekend. We want to build on the Jerez result and make further steps forward. Our primary goal, however, is to continue in the same way as before. I think that we have done a good job this season so far. But now, we have to take the next step forward.”
MotoGP™ Zeitplan beim GP de France (MESZ):
Freitag, 19. Mai: 09:55 – 10:40 FP1
Freitag, 19. Mai: 14:05 – 14:50 FP2
Samstag, 20. Mai: 09:55 – 10:40 FP3
Samstag, 20. Mai: 13:30 – 14:00 FP4
Samstag, 20. Mai: 14:10 – 14:25 QP1
Samstag, 20. Mai: 14:35 – 14:50 QP2
Sonntag, 21. Mai: 09:40 – 10:00 Warm Up
Sonntag, 21. Mai: 14:00 Rennen (28 Runden – 117,18 km)
Erstmals Schauplatz des GP de France 1969
Streckenlänge: 4.185 Meter
Streckenbreite: 13 Meter
Längste Gerade: 674 Meter
Linkskurven: 5
Rechtskurven: 9
Beste MotoGP™ Pole-Position: 1´31.975 (2016)
MotoGP™ Rundenrekord: 1´32.879 (2015)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2016 (Moto2™): Startplatz 8 / NC

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