The 27-year-old WorldSBK rookie has not been given the green light for Sunday by the race doctors after his violent crash on Saturday afternoon.
Jonas Folger’s first year in the top-class Superbike World Championship has not been a good one so far. At the fifth race weekend of the season this weekend in Assen, the Netherlands, however, there were signs of a turnaround. After he and his Bonovo Action / MGM Racing Performance Team fortunately returned to a much stronger level of performance, the 27-year-old BWM rider unfortunately had to give up early.
A crash at extremely high speed shortly before the end of the first race on Saturday was the trigger. Folger was subsequently checked due to a violent impact, first at the racetrack and later at the hospital. Fortunately, the doctors could not detect any serious injuries. Nevertheless, the Bavarian was not given permission to race again Sunday in the Netherlands due to the strong painkillers he was administered and because of his violent impact with his head.
Nevertheless, Folger and his crew are taking away many positive impressions from the TT Circuit and will travel to the sixth round of the World Championship in Most in the Czech Republic in less than two weeks highly motivated.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Bonovo Action / MGM Racing Performance, BMW M 1000 RR):
“The unfortunate outcome of yesterday’s race hurts twice now. Until the crash it was really a great weekend and at this level I wanted to continue immediately. It just hurts to watch because unfortunately I did not get an okay. After I found out about it, I was pretty down. So, I want to thank my team for their support. But I would also like to thank them for their great work and efforts, so that we were able to bounce back together. Now it is a few days’ rest and the weekend after next we will be back out on track to attack in Most.”
“My first full WSBK season has been anything but pleasing so far. Apart from the highlights at the Barcelona test and yesterday here in Assen, I have not really been able to show off yet. Nevertheless, I get a lot of appreciative support from all sides. This encouragement strengthens me every time. Even after yesterday’s mishap, the reaction was overwhelming either. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the fans, sponsors, and patrons. I will do everything I can to spoil everyone with successes on my part again as soon as possible.”