Jonas Folger



#ItalianGP: “I’m corius about this Feeling”

  • 01.06.2017

The 23-year-old German MotoGP™ rider is particularly looking forward to this weekend’s round six of the series in Italy.

The Gran Premio d’Italia, held at the beautiful Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello within the picturesque landscape of Italy’s Tuscany region is one of the absolute highlights in the 18 races including calendar for a long time. This is why Jonas Folger is looking forward in special mood to this event every year.

But this time, Folger awaits the ultimate kick: at the 5.2 kilometres long track with many fast and flowing parts, one of the highest average speed of the year are reached as well as the more than 250 horse powered MotoGP bikes set a top speed with more than 350 km/h on the long main straight. On this experience, the sensational rookie is more than curious.

The Mugello circuit is located approximately 30 kilometres in the north-east of Florence, surrounded by the Tuscany’s famous green hills. The crazy Tifosi, sitting on the many natural grandstands along the track make the Gran Premio d’Italia to a unique spectacle every year.

#94 Jonas FOLGER (Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha YZF-M1), Championship position 9th (38 points):

“Mugello is something unique every year, so I’m looking forward to this Grand Prix as always. The track itself is just beautiful. This is also the case for this landscape here, the good food of the Tuscany as well as for Italy’s charm. My speed in Mugello always has been competitive and strong even if it didn’t go that well last year. But this is history meanwhile and I have to think about something different this time. Mugello is the fastest circuit of the calendar, so I’m really excited to see how it feels to race along the main straight and breaking for turn one from more than 350 km/h. This, of course, will be such a cool feeling.”

“Apart from this, I think that the track’s layout suites the Yamaha bike in general. In addition, I look forward to use the new front tyre this weekend which we tested last time in Jerez because I had a good feeling with it from the very first moment. In any case, Mugello will be an interesting weekend at all as it is to expect a lot in many respects. From my point of view, I will try and do my best to qualify for a better starting position in order to be closer to the front for the race. On Sunday, however, I have to be stronger and riding a bit more aggressive during the early stages, particularly during the first half. In any case, this I set as my primary goals and I’m committed to do so.”

MotoGP™ Zeitplan beim GP d‘Italia (MESZ):
Freitag, 2. Juni: 09:55 – 10:40 FP1
Freitag, 2. Juni 14:05 – 14:50 FP2
Samstag, 3. Juni: 09:55 – 10:40 FP3
Samstag, 3. Juni: 13:30 – 14:00 FP4
Samstag, 3. Juni: 14:10 – 14:25 QP1
Samstag, 3. Juni: 14:35 – 14:50 QP2
Sonntag, 4. Juni: 09:40 – 10:00 Warm Up
Sonntag, 4. Juni: 14:00 Rennen (23 Runden – 120,635 km)

Daten Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello:
Erstmals Schauplatz des GP d’Italia: 1976 und ab 1992
Streckenlänge: 5.245 Meter
Streckenbreite: 14 Meter
Längste Gerade: 1.141 Meter
Linkskurven: 6
Rechtskurven: 9
Beste MotoGP™ Pole-Position: 1´46.489 (2015)
MotoGP™ Rundenrekord: 1´47.639 (2013)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2016 (Moto2™): Startplatz 17 / 15.