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Jonas Folger delivered an incredible performance today in front of his ecstatic home crowd by sealing a maiden MotoGP podium. The young gun started the race from 5th on the grid and on the sixth lap, he expertly moved into the lead ahead of Marc Marquez. The pair swapped positions five laps later, but the determined Folger kept focused before memorably meeting the chequered flag in 2nd and as the leading Yamaha.

Jonas Folger German GP 2017

Meanwhile, Johann Zarco produced a determined performance today to seize 9th, as he muscled his way through the field from 19th on the grid. The French star endured a tough qualifying but pushed non-stop as he consistently progressed. At the start of the penultimate lap, he dived past Cal Crutchlow to move into 9th and he powered onwards to complete the race in this position. The MotoGP paddock will return to the track for the Monster Energy Grand Prix České Republiky which takes place on the 6th August.

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Jonas Folger
Position: 2nd – Championship: 7th – Points: 71

Jonas Folger - 2017“I don’t really know what to say other than I am so happy and I still can’t quite believe what we achieved! I fought with Marc for the victory and we had a great performance. I especially showed that I can get on the podium, which is a super feeling and a big boost for my confidence. In the past, Johann had a lot of good races whereas I sometimes didn’t because I made some small mistakes, but today I finally feel like I showed my potential. I think that we have to enjoy this moment and take the positive points that we made here to Brno and into the rest of the season. Thanks to my team for their work and I am already looking forward to getting back on my Yamaha in the Czech Republic after the summer break.”


Johann Zarco
Position: 9th – Championship: 6th – Points: 84

Johann Zarco - 2017“Overall, it was a great race for me today in Germany. On the first day, I felt good but then the weather made things difficult on Saturday and I had a crash in FP3, which complicated matters so in the end, I started from 19th. Yet, I kept calm and I managed the GP lap by lap, which allowed me to overtake my opponents. I saw that the other riders started to struggle and I was stronger so I thought that I could almost take 7th and 8th but they were a bit too far in front. It is difficult to overtake here at Sachsenring but I did my best even if it was tough to be at the back of the group. However, I am happy because it has been a great experience and we are leaving this Grand Prix, for the summer break, in a positive way. I am also very pleased with what Jonas did. In the race, he was so good and it was great for our team and for him so overall, I am happy for everyone.”


German GP 2017 Race Results

1MARQUEZ Marc93SPA25Repsol Honda Team40’59.525
2FOLGER Jonas94GER20Monster Yamaha Tech 33.310
3PEDROSA Dani26SPA16Repsol Honda Team11.546
4VINALES Maverick25SPA13Movistar Yamaha MotoGP14.253
5ROSSI Valentino46ITA11Movistar Yamaha MotoGP14.980
6BAUTISTA Alvaro19SPA10Pull&Bear Aspar Team16.534
7ESPARGARO Aleix41SPA9Aprilia Racing Team Gresini19.736
8DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA8Ducati Team20.188
9ZARCO Johann5FRA7Monster Yamaha Tech 321.138
10CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR6LCR Honda24.210
11LORENZO Jorge99SPA5Ducati Team25.659
12PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA4Octo Pramac Racing31.540
13ESPARGARO Pol44SPA3Red Bull KTM Factory Racing32.179
14SMITH Bradley38GBR2Red Bull KTM Factory Racing36.453
15MILLER Jack43AUS1Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS37.771
16KALLIO Mika36FIN0Red Bull KTM Factory Racing37.852
17ABRAHAM Karel17CZE0Pull&Bear Aspar Team39.323
18RABAT Tito53SPA0Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS41.190
19BAZ Loris76FRA0Reale Avintia Racing59.850
20REDDING Scott45GBR0Octo Pramac Racing1’01.664
21RINS Alex42SPA0Team Suzuki Ecstar1’01.695
22IANNONE Andrea29ITA0Team Suzuki Ecstar6 laps
23LOWES Sam22GBR0Aprilia Racing Team Gresini18 laps
24BARBERA Hector8SPA0Reale Avintia Racing
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