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Interview with Jonas Folger

Starting from fifteenth on the grid I honestly didn't think I would be ale to make so many positions up from the start. It was a tough race and I struggled to stay with the lead group over the early laps. I made a couple of mistakes and lost touch but I worked really hard to catch them again. Then it was a case of sticking in there and taking my chances on the penultimate lap. After that I pushed hard to hold my position and then of course the crash for Viñales on the last lap gave me the podium. It was a fabulous race.

Q:
And then one week later you moved up to the top step at Brno!

Jonas Folger:
I knew when we lined up on the grid that it was going to be a tricky race. There was only one dry line and every rider was going to want to be on it. Starting from tenth it was difficult to make overtakes with everybody hugging the same line but I took a few risks and made some passes around the outside on the damp track. The first eight laps were horrendous but I was so focused, riding on the limit and knowing that one tiny mistake could end the race for me. But I also knew that if I pushed hard from the start and took a few risks I could open a gap that they would struggle to recover and that proved to be the case.

Q:
How did you feel when you crossed the line?

Jonas Folger:
Wow! It's difficult to explain, I really can't put it into words. I had been so focused for the whole race that I struggled to believe that I'd won. A whole flood of emotions came out. To score back-to-back podiums after such a difficult period, to feel competitive again, to win again, to prove that with the right bike and the right team there is no limit to what I can achieve, to simply enjoy my racing again... it was a wonderful feeling.

Q:
Finally, how would you describe Jonas Folger?

Jonas Folger:
I am a calm person. I have changed a lot in the last eighteen months and now I am more relaxed. I am more focused on my job and thanks to that I am enjoying it more and more. Now I have things clear in my mind and I have a longer-term vision.




Tagged as: Brno , Indianapolis , Aspar , Jonas Folger

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M1M - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 2:48 AM

People should learn a lesson from examples like this and stop judging riders based purely on results without considering the other factors involved, many of which they can know nothing about. They won't, of course....



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