GP Japan: Good Feeling for round 15 in the land of the rising sun
Jonas Folger heads into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with a good feeling as he can reflect on successful results from the last years.
The 23-year-old always displayed strong performances at the twisty circuit located in Tokyo’s hilly outback. Starting from third spot on the grid and finishing the race in second place on the podium during last year’s visit to the Japanese round is the culmination of his impressive balance there thus far. But Folger already is able to count further podium finishes in the Moto3 class to his tally. In any case, Folger, who currently lies in seventh position in the overall standings, is looking forward to the race weekend in Motegi and even though the long haul flights to the upcoming races in Australia and Malaysia too.
Regarding the time schedule, TV viewers have to consider a seven hours’ difference in time between Japan and Central Europe, whilst the schedule on spot provides no changes in comparison to the usual proceedings. So this means, that the 15th points haul this season is set to get underway on Sunday 12:20 am local time, which means 05:20 am CET.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Dynavolt Intact GP, KALEX), World Championship position 7th (133 points):
“I’m heading with a very good feeling into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Last year I had a strong weekend there with a front row start from P3 and second spot in Sunday’s race. To get results like these is obviously the goal for this weekend. In any case, it would be just perfect to have a fantastic start into the oversea races. I like the Motegi circuit with its layout due to its many hard breaking points and some elevation changes. In general, one lap at Motegi provides a lot of variety. The only question mark for the weekend is the weather. It’s always exciting how it will appear in the end. But I’m positive and ready for everything.”
Moto2™ Zeitplan beim GP of Japan (CET):
Freitag, 14. Oktober: 03:55 – 04:40 FP1
Freitag, 14. Oktober: 08:05 – 08:50 FP2
Samstag, 15. Oktober: 03:55 – 04:40 FP3
Samstag, 15. Oktober: 08:05 – 08:50 QP
Sonntag, 16. Oktober: 02:10 – 02:30 Warm Up
Sonntag, 16. Oktober: 05:20 Rennen (23 Runden – 110,42 km)
Daten Twin Ring Motegi:
Erstmals Schauplatz des GP of Japan: 2000
Streckenlänge: 4.801 Meter
Streckenbreite: 15 Meter
Längste Gerade: 762 Meter
Beste Moto2 Pole-Position: 1´50.339 (2015)
Moto2-Rundenrekord: 1´50.866 (2014)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2015: Startplatz 3 / 2.