GP Espana: Front row start after thrilling qualifying
Jonas Folger’s qualifying record this year is becoming more amazing. This Sunday he will start from the front row of third time already.
Folger set the base for his excellent starting position thanks to an early time attack during Saturday’s qualifyng. It was a clever strategy. Folger, who qualified already in 2015 for the front row and then he stormed to his second season victory last year, didn’t get worried about the strong lap time set by his team mate Sandro Cortese just before. Folger had the right answer immediately. Cortese will start from third spot on the grid which mark a great success for the German based Dynavolt Intact GP team.
Race start for round four at the Circuito de Jerez is scheduled for Sunday 12:20am. The wild Moto2 pack to face with 26 laps a long and demanding distance.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Dynavolt Intact GP, Kalex), Grid position 2nd – 1´42.436 (5/16):
“I’m really happy about the second spot on the grid for tomorrow as well I’m pleased with the qualifying overall. Last year, I left the line from the front row too and I did such a great race, most probably one of the best ever in my career. This weekend, things went great so far too. It just about me now to round up it in great style. However, the signs are positive at all. In addition, I’m quite pleased with the progress we made with each session but I hope, that we’ll find something more during warm up in order to lap more consistently for the race. I’m also happy for Sandro. He did an outstanding lap early this session. I was impressed and at the same time it wasn’t easy for me to match it. Unfortunate, in my last exit I run into some traffic on track but at this time Sam (Lowes) set already his amazing pole time. In any case, the field is tight and for this reason it is to expect that the race will be closely fought, it will be an interesting race. Nevertheless, I’ll try and do my best to avoid any mistakes and hopefully I’ll finish the race on the podium again as I did it here in the last two years.”
Moto2™ Qualifying Classification:
1 Sam LOWES / GBR / Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 / Kalex / 1´42.408
2 #94 Jonas FOLGER / GER / Dynavolt Intact GP / Kalex / 1´42.436 +0.028
3 Sandro CORTESE / GER / Dynavolt Intact GP / Kalex / 1´42.439 +0.031