MotoGP » Moto3: Folger in, Moncayo out at Aspar

"My objective is to squeeze every bit of potential out of the Kalex, which is a very reliable bike in terms of the chassis and the KTM engine" - Jonas Folger.

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August 02, 2012 7:06 PM

Logical choice, Moncayo took Aspar's only podium of this year. Folger has some very good showings, but overall he is not a winning type. This change must be because of money. Sad how the Aspar declined from a top 125 and Moto2 team.

Jon - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 8:48 PM

Pathetic decision by the Aspar team, get rid of Moncayo,a 21 years old decent portuguese rider and keep Faubel? a 29 years of age useless spaniard...

tucker - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 9:58 PM

Jon, Moncayo is Spanish. To be honest neither of the Aspar riders have performed this year. I agree it's a little surprising that he dropped a Spaniard for a German, but Folger desrves a decent ride.

ricky - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 7:46 AM

A spanish team, fired a spanish rider, and remplace him with a german rider in Ezpeleta's garden??? Whouaou, I'm going to tick my calendar! Great day!
Good for Jonas, sure top ten is possible at Indy.

tucker - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 10:42 AM

Some more news about the Aspar Team. I read on a spanish website (motocuatro) that Faubel may also get the chop for another German rider! Luca Amato, he is currently 2nd in Spanish CEV Moto3 championship. It's rumoured to happen at the Brno round because Amato dosen't turn 16 until the 24th of August. But I think Faubel has a sponsorship clause in his contract, so that may be a hurdle. Clearly Martinez has decided that signing the quickest riders instead of half decent Spaniards to please sponsors is the way to go.

RJM - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 7:35 PM

Rumour (source motomatters) is a few of the Spanish teams are having sponsorship issues with the banks etc (look at Bankia for an example- they sponsored Aspar) and are instead trying to find tourism based sponsors. Hence they're looking to get a hold of northern European riders to make them more marketable.

If it means Faubel gets fired, so be it. Aspar have historically been the best team in that class and he's a waste of a bike

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