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Superb debut for Jonas Folger with Mapfre Aspar Team

Superb debut for Jonas Folger with Mapfre Aspar Team

Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger had a dream debut with the team last weekend at Indianapolis as the German took the final podium spot after a hard fought race.

After starting from 15th on the grid, Folger put in an excellent showing as he joined up with the lead group, keeping his patience in a tough contest. He lost touch a few times on the brakes, but was finally able to break free and was rewarded with a slice of good fortune. When Viñales crashed on the final lap, Folger moved up into third place, taking the team's second podium of 2012.

Jonas Folger

"I feel very happy about this podium. The season had been difficult up to now and I have got a good result finally after joining a great team. I love being able to show that I can be competitive with a good bike and a good team. I want to thank them for this magnificent opportunity. On the opening laps I had to gain positions from fifteenth. I then reached the lead group and had to fight hard to keep with them. I pushed a lot and made a few mistakes on my braking points. In any case, I carried on with the strong pace from before, in order to get as far up the order as possible. I was also thinking about preserving the tyres, because I knew that at the end of the race the asphalt would be very slippery. I was part of the chasing pack and saw that I could leave them behind after a few laps, because I had better drive through the corners. On the penultimate lap I overtook those who were ahead of me and pushed hard on the final lap to keep third place."

Moto3, 2012, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Jonas Folger, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3

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