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Folger: “I don’t have pressure - I’m a rookie”

Fastest rookie in testing ready to get going in the premier class

Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was an impressive presence in the top echelons of the timesheets in preseason testing, and the German is now most definitely ready for the first race.

Folger: "My dream for the season is to reach the podium"

Jonas Folger: “I’m very happy, I’m very excited. It’s a dream for all us riders to go to MotoGP one day and I’m very happy that Yamaha and Tech 3 and Herve [Poncharal] are believing in me. It’s such a great opportunity.”

Preseason is now officially over and the next time the German will be on track will be part of the Qatar GP. So how has it been adapting to the premier class?

JF94: “After 2 or 3 laps I started to forget everything and just ride the bike, like a normal bike. And it was amazing! The power of the bike and everything… but it took me a while to understand all the buttons and all the things you can change on the bike. And I’m impressed of everything: the engine, the bike, the tyres, the brakes…everything is just another level.”

So what’s the key to his pace so far? Simple:

JF94: “I think the key is that I don’t have pressure because I’m a rookie. We didn’t expect too much, we took everything very easy and we enjoy a lot together. To be honest I still don’t want to expect too much.”