Jonas Folger

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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Mühldorf, Germany


While Johann Zarco is very much a known quantity as he moves into MotoGP™, the other new addition to the French-based Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team isn't so easy to work out. That's not to be confused with raw ability, as the German can certainly punt a motorcycle around a circuit with plenty of haste – he has five wins in the Moto3™ and Moto2™ ranks over the last nine years, and plenty more podiums. Instead, it's the churn factor of racking up the big points week after week which has been his Achilles heel, and why his best finish in a World Championship has only been fifth. Now the positive: Folger has put together a brilliant MotoGP™ pre-season, including fourth position in the Phillip Island outing behind Maverick Vinales, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. He will inevitably be pushed down the pecking order once the racing begins, but you can't ask for much more from a MotoGP™ rookie. This year will be Folger's 10th in GP racing. 

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