Monster Yamaha’s Jonas Folger will get to try the M1 aero package raced by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales at the Red Bull Ring at this weekend’s Silverstone MotoGP round.
Rossi and Vinales first rolled out the new aero at the Brno test but said it wouldn’t help in Austria. They used it anyway and now it is being fed to the satellite team with Folger getting first dibs - or being the guinea pig, depending on which way you look at it.
“I really like the Silverstone track so after the unlucky weekend that we had in Austria, we are looking forward to the British Grand Prix where we will attack and try to clinch a good result. I am certain that we will come back in a strong way and we have to collect points because Brno and Spielberg didn’t go to plan,” said Folger.
“I’m sure that we can show our true level at Silverstone, which is a circuit that I really enjoy riding at. I have great memories there, including my first-ever victory in the 125cc class and some other solid results. I hope that we are going to try the new winglets too, which we are supposed to get at Silverstone so it will be interesting to work with the new aerodynamic parts. I’m sure our hard work will get us close to the top and I’m excited about the British GP challenge.”