The last round of the MotoGP showcased Jonas Folger's talents when he scored a memorable second place finish at the Sachsenring. The German rider did all he could to try and secure the win, but he couldn't match the superpower that was Marc Marquez that day.
Now that the MotoGP returns, ready to put on a show in the Czech Republic, the Tech3 is determined: “I want to show i can be back up there with the best – he warns – I can't wait to get back on track, as the holidays have given me a chance to recharge and I'm feeling strong. I feel confident ahead of Brno and think that the Yamaha can work really well at Brno. I’m sure that we can have another great weekend. "
On the other side of the garage is a rider who is aiming to fight back. Yes, because Johann Zarco has had two disappointments recently, or rather the Assen and Sachsenring races. Despite the setbacks, the Frenchman prefers to remain positive: “The break has been useful as I've been able to recharge – he comments – in the past, I've generally been fast in the Czech Republic and so I'm feeling confident”.
The Frenchman is not short on motivation: “Folger's podium performance in Germany has given me a high level of motivation for the next rounds - he warns - This also means that we have a competitive bike and are moving in the right direction. Overall, the layout of the Brno track is very good for the Yamaha - he concludes - I'm sure we can be fast and maybe I can even reach a podium."