Jonas Folger1993-08-13 (age 26)
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Ousted Yamaha MotoGP test rider Jonas Folger is set for multiple wildcard outings in the World Superbike championship in 2020 alongside a full IDM campaign.
Jonas Folger says he is weighing up whether to take up an offer from Yamaha remain as a MotoGP test rider in 2020 or try and return to racing full-time in Moto2.
Valentino Rossi says it is "better late than never" for Yamaha to create a European test team, after the Japanese manufacturer confirmed it will do so in 2019.
Valentino Rossi says he “studied everything” from Jonas Folger's run to runner-up in last year's German Grand Prix ahead of his own second-place finish in the 2018 edition of the MotoGP event.
Herve Poncharal says he will try "120 percent" to convince Tech 3's partners to take Jonas Folger back for the 2019 MotoGP season, if the German is able to return.
Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal admits he is "struggling" to find a sufficiently "exciting" replacement for the unwell Jonas Folger for the 2018 MotoGP season.
The Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team has stated Yonny Hernandez is "on the shortlist” to replace Jonas Folger for the upcoming season, after confirming the Colombian for the pre-season test in Sepang.
Yonny Hernandez will replace Jonas Folger for the first MotoGP pre-season test in Sepang this month, Motorsport.com has learned.
Jonas Folger's team boss Herve Poncharal says the German rider should be fully fit by Christmas, and therefore ready for next year's MotoGP pre-season tests.
Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis says no decision has yet been made on what bikes Tech 3 will use next season, but that its policy “will remain the same” despite this year’s poor results.
Tech 3 Yamaha has announced Australian veteran Broc Parkes will fill in for an unwell Jonas Folger in this weekend's Phillip Island MotoGP race.