#SanMarinoGP: “I will change my habits now”
The Yamaha rider has quickly overcome the nasty Silverstone crash during the British GP two weeks ago.
Jonas Folger is back in good shape since a while. A detailed meeting with his technical staff gives him important confidence back because during the break after the British Grand Prix, the reasons for the technical problems could be clarified. Therefore, the 24-year-old MotoGP™ rider looks forward confidently to the upcoming race weekend in Misano.
The series round 13 is relatively new to the calendar. But, the Gran Premio di San Marino enjoys great popularity among all parties involved since its introduction back in 2007. Not at least because of the relaxed atmosphere close to Italy’s holiday region around Rimini’s Adriatic coastline.
Starting time for the MotoGP™ race is as usual at 2 pm this Sunday.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Yamaha YZF-M1), Championship position 9th (77 points):
“I’m glad that the championship continues this weekend. I’m also very relieved that the causes of the problems in the last races are finally clarified. This is incredibly important for me and my confidence at all. Therefore, I will change my habits in terms of braking as well as to warm up the brakes from now on. Fortunately, this bad crash on Sunday morning in Silverstone ended without any serious affects. Apart from that, I think it was the most violent crash I ever had in my career. But I recovered quickly from the bruises and the stiff neck I suffered and more important, I feel ready for the upcoming task for a while.”
“So, I’m looking forward to Misano and after the unfortunate race last time, I’m sure that we will have the luck on our side this weekend. In addition, I have nice memories from Misano, including one pole position in Moto3 and some other strong results in recent years. Misano is a racetrack that I really like very much and maybe we will work with the new aerodynamic parts again, because I think that these winglets could bring us some advantages here. Anyway, I’m very confident that we will experience better times this weekend than during the last three Grand Prix’ last month and I hope to be able to take as many points as possible from Italy.”
MotoGP™ Zeitplan GP di San Marino (MESZ):
Freitag, 8. September: 09:55 – 10:40 FP1
Freitag, 8. September: 14:05 – 14:55 FP2
Samstag, 9. September: 09:55 – 10:40 FP3
Samstag, 9. September: 13:30 – 14:00 FP4
Samstag, 9. September: 14:10 – 14:25 QP1
Samstag, 9. September: 14:35 – 14:50 QP2
Sonntag, 10. September: 09:40 – 10:00 Warm-Up
Sonntag, 10. September: 14:00 Rennen (28 Runden – 117,04 km)
Facts Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli:
Erstmals Schauplatz GP di San Marino: 2007
Streckenlänge: 4.180 Meter
Streckenbreite: 14 Meter
Längste Gerade: 530 Meter
Beste MotoGP™ Pole-Position: 1’31.868 (2016)
MotoGP™ Rundenrekord: 1´32.979 (2016)
Jonas Folger‘s Resultate 2016 (Moto2™): Startplatz 11 / 8.