Jonas Folger: “Phillip Island is pretty different”
Jonas Folger completely gets his money worth at the 4.8 kilometre long Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island.
Folger‘s second place last time out in Japan was not just the proof of his consistently improving performance, but also the a strong comeback on the podium for the 22 year old Moto2 rider. For the final stage of the world championship, a tight schedule awaits teams and riders with the annual triple header in October, which sees this weekend’s Australian round. Folger heads to the picturesque Phillip Island track with the wish to repeat his performance.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex) – World Championship position 5th (145 points):
“Second place last Sunday gives a tremendous boost. Apart from that, the podium in Japan was the proof of our consistent strong form which we are able to perform since the beginning of the second part of the season in August. This is why I nearly can’t wait to swing my legs over my Kaley machine again this Friday morning. Hopefully we are able to continue like in the remaining race or even improve on that level. Apart from the strong weekend last time out in Motegi, I’m looking forward to the upcoming Grand Prix in Australia in general. The track at Phillip Island is one of the most beautiful in the calendar. With its ultra-fast corners, slow sections and some elevations throughout a lap you may expect everything that makes it to a really good race track. It’s hardly to describe the feeling to ride a powerful race bike around this circuit. In addition to that, the Phillip Island Circuit is different because of it’s unique location with the ocean nearby and the in the middle of a conservation reserve in comparison to other race tracks. Every time I’m looking forward to come back to the island and even more if the weather forecast is as good as this time. My trip to Down Under was a relaxed one and I was able to spend some quite days at Phillip Island before the preparations for the upcoming weekend got underway, of course including a visit of a wildlife park, which is a must be for the stay here. For the race weekend, I’m motivated as hell. I’m going to give all to keep this momentum. Of course it would be even better if I qualify for the first row and to jump on the podium again this weekend.“
Moto2™ Zeitplan beim Australian Grand Prix (CET):
Freitag, 16. Oktober: 02:55 – 03:40 FP1
Freitag, 16. Oktober: 07:05 – 07:50 FP2
Samstag, 17. Oktober: 02:55 – 03:40 FP3
Samstag, 17. Oktober: 07:05 – 07:50 QP
Sonntag, 18. Oktober: 02:10 – 02:30 Warm Up
Sonntag, 18. Oktober: 05:20 Rennen (25 Runden – 111,2 km)
Daten Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit:
Erstmals Schauplatz des Australian GP: 1989
Streckenlänge: 4.448 Meter
Streckenbreite: 13 Meter
Längste Gerade: 900 Meter
Beste Moto2 Pole-Position: 1´32.470 (2014)
Moto2-Rundenrekord: 1´32.814 (2013)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2014: Startplatz 14 / 15.