The German is aiming for strong results at the Sachsenring as his time deputising for Khairul Idham Pawi comes to a conclusion
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Jonas Folger is hoping for a strong weekend’s results in the Moto2 class at his home race this weekend, as his time with the team comes to a conclusion at the Sachsenring. Now going into his third weekend with the squad replacing the injured Khairul Idham Pawi, he’s hoping that the boost from his home fans means that he can go out on a high note.
Folger should be helped by his love of the Sachsenring, a track where he scored the best performance of his career. Taking home a second place in the MotoGP race in 2017, he says that his experience in the premiere class and his past successes in Moto2 at the track means that he’s feeling positive about his potential.
Khairul Idham Pawi is continuing to make a strong recovery from the right hand injuries he sustained at the Spanish Grand Prix, and is hoping to be able to make a return to the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing team at the Czech Grand Prix.
The 28-lap Moto2 race will take place on Sunday at 12:20pm local time (6:20pm Malaysian time).
“I’m really looking forward to this race because the Sachsenring is a special place for me. I wish we could have improved more in the first two races, but I’m sure that the positive energy from the fans at my home race will push me forwards. I like the track, I love the atmosphere, and after a few days off at home to relax, I’m hoping that I can come into the weekend really strong. The secret to the track is to understand where to trust the bike and where to take your advantages. It’s a very tricky circuit, you have to be very smooth and you have to be aware for a few key points – but if everything comes together you can be very fast.”
Circuit length: 3.671km
Corners: 13 (10 left, 3 right)
Longest straight: 700m
Race distance: 102.788km (28 laps)
Fastest ever lap: 1:23.787 (Mattia Pasini, Kalex, 2018)
Circuit fastest lap: 1:24.483 (Miguel Oliveira, KTM, 2017)