Jonas Folger



Strong qualifying performance in Losail

  • 29.03.2015

Jonas Folger qualified in Saturday’s timed session for the second row on the grid

Thanks to superb qualifying performance the young German rider achieved a promising starting position for Sunday’s season opener at the Grand Prix of Qatar. Folger and his crew took benefit from good and stable conditions throughout the 45 minutes long session to re-fine the bike’s setup. The AGR Team rider set his fastest lap time so far this weekend with a strong 1´59.938. Furthermore due to his consistency he looks forward to Sunday evening’s race.

#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex), Starting position 5th – 1´59.938 (14/17):

“First I’ve to admit that I’m very happy to qualify for the second row today which was our clearly target for today. To achieve that we can be absolutely happy. After yesterday’s strong FP3 we didn’t change so much on the bike, although these little steps we’ve made brought definitely positive steps. Furthermore I also was able to improve myself in some areas which makes me happy too. All session went well so we’re able to take benefit of a couple of outings this evening as we tried some different things from which we know now that we won’t use for tomorrow’s race. However, we’ve a clear idea how to setup the bike for Sunday even though there some small things to adjust. My Kalex has already a well-balanced setup and for the rest it’s done by some clicks. I’m really pleasant with our consistent performance throughout all weekend so far therefor I can’t wait to see the lights go out on the grid. In comparison to the front row we did our lap times with the harder rear tyre option whilst the others run the softer tyre. So from this point of view our decision concerning the race tyre is already done. Thanks a lot to my team and crew for their excellent job this weekend.“

Qualifying Classification:

1 Sam LOWES / GBR / Speed Up Racing / Speed Up / 1´59.423
2 Johann ZARCO / FRA / Ajo Motorsport / Kalex / 1´59.755 + 0.332
3 Esteve RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / 1´59.813 + 0.390
5 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / 1´59.938 + 0.515