GP de Aragon: Great fourth position in the race
Jonas Folger and his Kalex Moto2 both displayed a great performance during Sunday’s race at Spain’s MotorLand Aragon.
The race was red-flagged due to an accident during the opening lap and it was re-started for 14 laps. Conditions remained stable for race day with bright skies and ambient temperatures. Folger, who qualified during Saturday’s timed session for P7 on the grid, delivered a good start for the second time and thanks to it he was able to occupy fourth position quite quickly. It was somewhat of a lonesome ride for him but today’s fourth place is his fourth top-six finish in as many races.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex) – 4th, World Championship position 6 (125 points):
“I’m really, really happy with today’s fourth place because after a great start at the second time everything went well accordingly to our plans. First, I tried to stay with Sam of course, though I had to realize after a few laps that it was impossible so I tried everything to control the gap to the rider following me such the likes as Tom (Lüthi) and Johann (Zarco), just to bring home fourth position safely. I am definitely pleased with this result because since the Brno race we perform very consistently, finishing each time within the top six at least. Beyond that, we collected in these races many valuable as well important points for the championship so we are getting close to P4 in the overall standings. I want to thank my crew for their great work throughout the weekend but most for the changes, we have made during warm up this morning as it worked out perfectly with modifying the clutch and the suspension. However, most important for us that we learned a lot about tyre wear here at Aragon. Therefore, I think we would not have endured any problems even during the entire race distance without the re-start. I’m happy and I look forward to next race in Japan now.”
Race Classification Moto2™ Gran Premio de Aragón:
1 Tito RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / 26´25.125
2 Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas HP 40 / Kalex / +0.096
3 Sam LOWES / GBR / Speed Up Racing / Kalex / +5.364
4 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / +7.363
Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Johann ZARCO / FRA / Ajo Motorsport / Kalex / 284
2 Tito RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / 206
3 Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas / Kalex / 181
6 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / 125