Malaysia GP: Demanding battle through subtropical conditions
Jonas Folger prepared himself for the upcoming Malaysia Grand Prix in hot weather conditions in Southeast Asia.
Folger was able to check-off Sunday’s disappointment very quickly, after he had to retire the Australian race due to a flat tyre. The quick departure from Phillip Island last Sunday evening for the trip to Malaysia was sincerely helpful for him so the determined racer from Bavaria focussed immediately on his upcoming tasks, which of course will be one of the most demanding of the year with the expected battle through the subtropical conditions at the 5.4 kilometres long Sepang International Circuit, located at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex) – World Championship position 5 (145 points):
“We left Australia already Sunday evening to continue our journey to Malaysia. In doing so we were able to enjoy some days off and to get used to the extreme conditions there. We didn’t too much activities, but it was just important to acclimate decently. This worked out perfectly so I will head into the race weekend well prepared and I’m confident to be amongst the frontrunners in Malaysia again. Australia last time out was a strong weekend with a very strong race, unfortunately just until the tyre puncture happened. But in any case our performance underlined that we’re on the right way with our tendency. Also the previous race weekend in Japan went very pleasant for us, so motivation is very high to round up the triple flyaway races with a strong weekend in Sepang too. I’m looking forward to the Sepang circuit where I always enjoy riding and I always was able to be fast there. I like the track’s layout much and my results and performance during the recent years were very good. However, because of the extreme conditions, Sepang of course is the most demanding race of the year, you have to be top fit. But I’m not worried about this, so I head into the penultimate round of the year with confidence.“
Moto2™ Zeitplan beim Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (CET):
Freitag, 23. Oktober: 04:55 – 05:40 FP1
Freitag, 23. Oktober: 09:05 – 09:50 FP2
Samstag, 24. Oktober: 04:55 – 05:40 FP3
Samstag, 24. Oktober: 09:05 – 09:50 QP
Sonntag, 25. Oktober: 03:10 – 03:30 Warm Up
Sonntag, 25. Oktober: 06:20 Rennen (19 Runden – 105,3 km)
Daten Sepang International Circuit:
Erstmals Schauplatz des Malaysia GP: 1999
Streckenlänge: 5.543 Meter
Streckenbreite: 22 Meter
Längste Gerade: 920 Meter
Beste Moto2 Pole-Position: 2´06.932 (2012)
Moto2-Rundenrekord: 2´07.949 (2014)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2014: Startplatz 12 / 9.