At the Grand Prix of Catalonia, just two weeks ago, Jonas Folger returned to Moto2 after a 20-month break from the race. As a replacement for another injured Khairul Idham Pawi, he finished 19th, and graduated next week at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
What progress he made at Kalex's Petronas team, he wants to prove this weekend in Assen. Because here and at the domestic Grand Prix in Sachsenring, the German will go to the start. The goal is to score, and chances are not so bad, after all, Folger has already been able to celebrate success in Assen.
Thus, the 25-year-old entered the top ten to six of the nine races in which he participated in the Dutch circuit. His best result was the sixth place in Moto3 2013. a very nice track and a lot of German fans come there, the atmosphere is always very special, "Folger excited before the other race.
"It's not one of the most complicated songs but it has a different character than the other songs, so it's going to be interesting to see what's going on there, we do not know how much more we need to improve the bike or manage it and we're still adjusting it, but I think the first steps towards increase already made. "
He used the latest Moto2 test in Barcelona to increase his confidence, continues Folger. "And to adapt to this bike, we can expect a good result in the Netherlands." That would surely be a good sign for the return of Folger to Sachsenring, where he was in MotoGP 2017 praised second place.