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Set-up "not perfect": Jonas Folger on position 17 dissatisfied

Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Sports

08. September 2017 – 20:42

Jonas Folger also has to fight in Misano after the Horror Crash in Silverstone

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(cafetheology.org) – One second was missing at the end of the day, so Jonas Folger was only 17th in Misano on his Yamaha. The German emphasizes that after his serious fall in Silverstone he was able to build up his own confidence on the bike, but he is still struggling with the vote of the M1. Fourteen-tenths of a second were missing from the German team's colleague Johann Zarco. On Saturday morning he has to fight for the entry into the Q2. (The FP2 result!) "The first training this morning was actually a good start in the weekend, the confidence was again available." In the second session, Folger went on the medium front tire and the hard hind leg, but could not find any grip. "The bike was completely different, so I was very often in a crash because I had absolutely no grip at the front." Tech 3 has moved around on the soft tire, improving the feeling on the bike only marginally. "It was a bit better and I could improve my time, but the main problem is lack of confidence in the front brakes and no "We're losing too much time in the Kurveneingang," the German explains, somewhat frustrated. His self-confidence is still not fully back on the brake after the violent take-off two weeks ago. At least one has reacted and changed Folgers brake setting. The distance from the lever to the steering rod has been increased. "I had never had a problem before the Silverstone incident, but I know now, due to the exact cause analysis, that this was a trigger of the brake failure." Normally, Folger drives an extremely short distance – that is two and a half, three centimeters difference, "he explains. This means he has to grip less and feels the brake faster. In Misano, the brake lever has been positioned at a normal distance from the handlebar. "In the first training sessions I could not quite get used to, as well as the confidence is not yet one hundred percent available, but I have no choice but to go in the future," the 23-year-old sees. After the two Friday sessions, Folger is dissatisfied. He thinks that not the tires were the problem today, but the tuning of the bike. The set-up is "not yet perfect". The settings are changed accordingly. "I believe we have too much weight on the front and that the transfer to the rear does not work so well. We have to get a better grip on the transfer from brake to gas," he explains.


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