Czech Grand Prix to round up with strong race result
Jonas Folger smiled after a demanding 20 laps race at the challenging Brno Circuit about his well-earned sixth place in round eleven of this year’s Moto2 World Series last Sunday.
Slightly changed conditions with less hot temperatures after some overnight rain didn’t affect Folger and his Crew whilst doing their final preparations for the race. Already during the morning’s Warm Up session the Kalex rider underlined his strong form by setting seventh fastest lap time before he left the line in excellent manner and also during the opening laps Folger was strong and riding ambitious at all. Folger was fighting for a top five result throughout the distance before he come home in sixth position finally, with just eight seconds gap to the winner Johann Zarco from France.
#94 Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team, Kalex) – 6th, World Championship position 7th (91 points):
“I’m happy because I’m able to speak about an almost perfect race for me after a long time. I’m really pleased with the result because we weren’t as consistently this weekend likewise in Indianapolis last time. However, first at the start I was a bit worried about myself I’ll be able to race that high rhythm though it worked out great in the end. I had a good start and I also was strong during the opening laps without any tumbles but it took some time to pass Morbidelli and then I tried to open a gap to him ant the others behind me but in the next moment I got caught and passed by Lowes immediately. As soon he raced front of me I tried and did my best to stay with him but it wasn’t possible so for the remaining laps I pushed as hard as possible in order to finish the race ahead of Tom (Lüthi). Today I felt great with the bike and I was riding a lot more relaxed than during yesterday’s qualifying so I’m pleased about my well-done performance as well the bike was very well prepared. I’m happy to finish in sixth place, very close to the front guys with just 8 seconds off the winner’s time.”
Race Result Moto2™ Grand Prix Ceske republiky:
1 Johann ZARCO / FRA / Ajo Motorsport / Kalex / 41´02.500
2 Tito RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / +1.421
3 Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas HP 40 / Kalex / +1.785
6 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / +8.056
Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Johann ZARCO / FRA / Ajo Motorsport / Kalex / 224
2 Tito RABAT / SPA / Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS / Kalex / 145
3 Alex RINS / SPA / Paginas Amarillas HP 40 / Kalex / 144
7 Jonas FOLGER / GER / AGR Team / Kalex / 91