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Jonas Folger (born 13 August 1993) is a professional motorcycle racer contracted as a test-rider in the MotoGP World Championship with the Yamaha factory team for the 2019 season.[1][2] He withdrew from the 2018 season with the Tech3 Yamaha satellite team due to illness, having been diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome.[3] Yamaha Europe Racing team boss Lin Jarvis confirmed Folger would not enter any races as a wildcard during 2019.[1]

Jonas Folger
Jonas Folger 2017.jpg
Folger in 2017
NationalityGerman
Born (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26)
Mühldorf, Germany
Current teamYamaha Motor Racing (test rider)
Bike number94
WebsiteJonas Folger
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2017
ManufacturersYamaha
Championships0
2017 championship position10th (84 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
13 0 1 0 2 84
Moto2 World Championship
Active years20142016
ManufacturersKalex
Championships0
2016 championship position7th (167 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
59 3 11 2 5 393
Moto3 World Championship
Active years20122013
ManufacturersIoda, Kalex KTM
Championships0
2013 championship position5th (183 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
31 1 8 4 1 276
125cc World Championship
Active years20082011
ManufacturersKTM, Aprilia
Championships0
2011 championship position6th (161 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
53 1 4 0 0 304

CareerEdit

125cc World ChampionshipEdit

In the 2009 125 World Championship Jonas Folger took his first podium and was Rookie of the Year. In 2011 he moved to Aki Ajo's team taking his first win and two more podiums.

Moto3Edit

Moto2Edit

MotoGPEdit

Folger started the season with a tenth place at the Qatar GP.

 
Folger on a 125 at the 2010 Dutch TT

Career statisticsEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

By seasonEdit

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Plcd WCh
2008 125cc KTM Red Bull MotoGP Academy 94 3 0 0 0 0 1 34th 0
Red Bull KTM 125 94 3 0 0 0 0 0
2009 125cc Aprilia Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. 94 16 0 1 0 0 73 12th 0
2010 125cc Aprilia Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. 94 15 0 0 0 0 69 14th 0
2011 125cc Aprilia Red Bull Ajo Motorsport 94 16 1 3 0 0 161 6th 0
2012 Moto3 Ioda IodaRacing Project 94 15 1 4 2 0 93 9th 0
Kalex KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 94
2013 Moto3 Kalex KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 94 16 0 4 2 1 183 5th 0
2014 Moto2 Kalex AGR Team 94 18 0 2 1 1 63 15th 0
2015 Moto2 Kalex AGR Team 94 18 2 4 0 3 163 6th 0
2016 Moto2 Kalex Dynavolt Intact GP 94 18 1 5 1 1 167 7th 0
2017 MotoGP Yamaha Monster Yamaha Tech 3 94 13 0 1 0 2 84 10th 0
2019 Moto2 Kalex Petronas Sprinta Racing 94 5 0 0 0 0 0* NC* 0
Total 156 5 24 6 8 1057 0

By classEdit

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2008–2011 2008 Czech Republic 2009 France 2011 Great Britain 53 1 4 0 0 304 0
Moto3 2012–2013 2012 Qatar 2012 Indianapolis 2012 Czech Republic 31 1 8 4 1 276 0
Moto2 2014–2016, 2019 2014 Qatar 2014 Spain 2015 Qatar 59 3 11 2 5 393 0
MotoGP 2017 2017 Qatar 2017 Germany 13 0 1 0 2 84 0
Total 2008–Present 156 5 24 6 8 1057 0

Races by yearEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pos Pts
2008 125cc KTM QAT SPA POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER CZE
Ret
RSM
15
IND
24
JPN
16
AUS MAL
17
VAL
18
34th 1
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
6
JPN
8
SPA
Ret
FRA
2
ITA
14
CAT
6
NED
7
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
12
IND
12
RSM
9
POR
14
AUS
14
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
12th 73
2010 125cc Aprilia QAT
15
SPA
Ret
FRA
13
ITA
11
GBR
15
NED
10
CAT
9
GER
16
CZE
4
IND
9
RSM
11
ARA
8
JPN
Ret
MAL
DNS
AUS POR
4
VAL
Ret
14th 69
2011 125cc Aprilia QAT
5
SPA
2
POR
5
FRA
6
CAT
3
GBR
1
NED
8
ITA
Ret
GER
7
CZE
DNS
IND
9
RSM
9
ARA
10
JPN
6
AUS
Ret
MAL
6
VAL
5
6th 161
2012 Moto3 Ioda QAT
Ret
SPA
WD
POR FRA
11
CAT
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
9th 93
Kalex KTM IND
3
CZE
1
RSM
6
ARA
3
JPN
Ret
MAL
3
AUS
11
VAL
Ret
2013 Moto3 Kalex KTM QAT
5
AME
4
SPA
3
FRA
4
ITA
6
CAT
DNS
NED
6
GER
8
IND
4
CZE
3
GBR
6
RSM
Ret
ARA
7
MAL
8
AUS
6
JPN
3
VAL
2
5th 183
2014 Moto2 Kalex QAT
11
AME
Ret
ARG
16
SPA
3
FRA
6
ITA
3
CAT
Ret
NED
23
GER
Ret
IND
18
CZE
15
GBR
Ret
RSM
19
ARA
23
JPN
12
AUS
15
MAL
9
VAL
13
15th 63
2015 Moto2 Kalex QAT
1
AME
16
ARG
9
SPA
1
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
CAT
7
NED
7
GER
14
IND
12
CZE
6
GBR
5
RSM
6
ARA
4
JPN
2
AUS
Ret
MAL
3
VAL
14
6th 163
2016 Moto2 Kalex QAT
Ret
ARG
3
AME
5
SPA
2
FRA
Ret
ITA
15
CAT
7
NED
10
GER
2
AUT
26
CZE
1
GBR
5
RSM
8
ARA
10
JPN
Ret
AUS
6
MAL
3
VAL
8
7th 167
2017 MotoGP Yamaha QAT
10
ARG
6
AME
11
SPA
8
FRA
7
ITA
13
CAT
6
NED
Ret
GER
2
CZE
10
AUT
Ret
GBR
DNS
RSM
9
ARA
16
JPN AUS MAL VAL 10th 84
2019 Moto2 Kalex QAT
ARG
AME
SPA
FRA
ITA
CAT
19
NED
17
GER
17
CZE
19
AUT
18
GBR
RSM
ARA
THA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
NC* 0*

 * Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yamaha: Folger wildcards "not in our programme" Motorsport.com, 5 February 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019
  2. ^ Jonas prepares for comeback Jonas Folger.com, 19 November 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2019
  3. ^ "Folger will not race in 2018". Dorna Sports. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

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