Jonas Folger



#IDMSuperbike: With fabulous lap time to seal pole position at the Sachsenring

  • 07.09.2020

Also, at the second meeting of the top-class IDM Superbike, Jonas Folger sets new standards on the opening day already.

At the second stop of the series at the legendary Sachsenring, the program is compressed to two days. On Monday, free practice sessions as well as the qualifying sessions were therefore contested. In both cases, the 27-year-old Yamaha rider from Mühldorf, Upper Bavaria, once again did not let him fail to set the fastest time.


#94 Jonas FOLGER (Bonovo action powerd by MGM Racing, Yamaha YZF R1), Pole-Position – 1´23.220:

“I am incredibly happy with today’s outcome because we will start from pole position again. But what I am most happy about is my lap time set during the first qualifying session. I think I can be proud of a 1’23.2 aboard an IDM Superbike at this track. On top of that we worked incredibly well and precisely. Mainly we have dealt with all tire options. After we have tried everything carefully in this respect, the choice of tires for the race is already done. Since the qualifier tyre lasts exceptionally long in these conditions, we decided to go for it. I do not think that we are taking any risks with this. In addition, the Sachsenring requires a lot of tuning work regarding the electronics. That is why we already adjusted the bike’s power delivery to this tricky layout during both free practice sessions and adjusted the anti-wheeling system well.”

“All in all, we have made particularly good progress in all areas with major steps. Apart from these technical things, I was also able to contribute a lot with my riding. I was able to put in a lot of my experience with the MotoGP bike. The choice of line is remarkably similar with both machines here. I am happy about that as well because I was not sure before if it would be easy to adapt. But in the end, we did great a teamwork in all aspects, which is clearly shown at the end of the day by our lap time. Now I am looking forward to the two races and of course I will give everything to set two more highlights tomorrow.”


#IDMSachsenring – Superbike Combined Qualifying Results (QP1/QP2):

1 #94 Jonas FOLGER / GER / Bonovo Action powered by MGM Racing / Yamaha YZF R1 / 1´23.220 (QP1)

2 Vladimir LEONOV / RUS / EGS-alpha-van-Zon-BMW / BMW S 1000 RR / 1´24.117 +0.957 (QP2)

3 Florian ALT / GER / Wilbers-BMW-Racing / BMW S 1000 RR / 1´24.313 +1.094 (QP1)


#IDMSachsenring – Superbike Time Schedule for Tuesday September 8th (CET):

08:30 – 08:40 Warm-Up

12:00 Race 1 (18 Laps – 66,08 km)

15:30 Race 2 (18 Laps – 66,08 km)