Positive start in England
Jonas Folger underlined his currently top form also at the opening day for the British Grand Prix as he was able to close the gap to Friday’s best marker significantly in the afternoon.
Fine weather but windy conditions welcomed riders and teams for day one of practice at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. Folger was able to build on his recently shown strong and consistent performance from the very first beginning as the Kalex rider was amongst the top guns throughout both free practice sessions on Friday. Though, Folger concluded the day in P6 with just two tenth of a second off the pace so he was very pleased with.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex) FP1: 3rd – 2´08.920 (15/15) / FP2: 6th – 2´08.260 (14/16):
“I’m pleased with today’s outcome because it was definitely a positive opening day with a good morning session and in the afternoon too. In terms of position, FP1 of course was the better one than the second session but we were able to close the gap to the top guy to just two tenth. But I’ve to admit that this track is quite complicated to find a consistent rhythm throughout a lap because there so many different sections to choose your line and how to ride. At one place you must enter the corner quite fast but the next section is a slow one with hard breaking. So from this point of view I know very well which places are the key points to catch some further tenth. Particularly I’m already really strong in section two and four but on the other hand I just need to improve through section one and three. In these parts of the track I must improve my riding. However, our situation looks quite promising at the moment but in any case we must find something more for tomorrow’s qualifying in order to be amongst the top riders fighting for a front row start.”
Combined Practice Times FP1/FP2:
1 Sam LOWES / GBR / Speed Up Racing / Speed Up / 2´08.004 (FP2)
2 Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas HP 40 / Kalex / 2´08.093 +0.89 (FP2)
3 Takaaki NAKAGAMI / JPN / IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia / Kalex / 2´08.205 +0.201 (FP2)
6 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / 2´08.260 + 0.256 (FP2)