Malaysia GP: Calm for scorching Sepang
Jonas Folger heads relaxed into this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix though persistent lack of rear grip during the last race didn’t allow him to finish higher than in sixth position in Australia.
Since his victory in the rain soaked Brno race last August, Folger couldn’t find his winning form again. Not only the last two race in Japan and Australia ended disappointing for him. Apart from his crash during the Motegi race, Folger struggled often with rear grip issues. For this he hopes for a turnaround at the enormous Sepang International Circuit this weekend where a re-surfaced track is the big unknown for this weekend but this can also change a lot.
The Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix markst he final round during the annual flyaway races in October so this means that TV spectators in Europe must set once more an early wake-up call due to the difference in time with six hours. Beware however, Saturday night the change to winter time will take place.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Dynavolt Intact GP, KALEX), World Championship position 7th (143 points):
“I head with a good feeling into the Malaysian Grand Prix actually, even if the race at Phillip Island last Sunday didn’t meet the expectation due to rear grip issues. So, I don’t want set myself for anything, but I like to get surprised how things will go. Maybe that the problems will disappear by itself as Sepang is a completely different track than Phillip Island und beyond that, there is a new tarmac which we don’t know yet. It may be happening, that the bike reacts straight in a different way. In any case, I’m looking forward to Sepang and I’m also very excited about the new track’s conditions. As far you can hear, the new surface is said to offer very positive effects. In addition, I’ve to say that the Sepang circuit suites my riding and I always enjoy riding there so underlined by my results in the past. In 2015 I finished even on the podium.”
Moto2™ Zeitplan beim Malaysian GP (CET):
Freitag, 28. Oktober: 04:55 – 05:40 FP1
Freitag, 28. Oktober: 09:05 – 09:50 FP2
Samstag, 29. Oktober: 04:55 – 05:40 FP3
Samstag, 29. Oktober: 07:05 – 07:50 QP
Sonntag, 30. Oktober: 09:10 – 09:30 Warm Up
Sonntag, 20. Oktober: 06:20 Rennen (19 Runden – 105,3 km)
Daten Sepang International Circuit:
Erstmals Schauplatz des Malaysian GP: 1999
Streckenlänge: 5.543 Meter
Streckenbreite: 16 Meter
Längste Gerade: 9200 Meter
Beste Moto2 Pole-Position: 2´06.383 (2015)
Moto2-Rundenrekord: 2´07.321 (2015)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2015: Startplatz 4 / 3.