Tech 3 Yamaha‘s Jonas Folger notably clinched his best qualifying result of the year and will bolt from the rear of the second row of the grid after an accomplished display today.

The young German progressed through to Q2 courtesy of his FP2 time, which put him in 2nd overall, and in the qualifying shootout, he impressed by surging to a rapid time on his last lap.

Tomorrow, he seeks to follow up his strong performance today with a top tier result in the race, which begins at 13:00.

“I am really happy with this result because, to be honest, I was a little bit nervous about how the qualifying would go. At the beginning of the day, when it was raining, I didn't feel fully confident on the bike and as a result, when we knew that it would be wet in Q2, I got slightly worried,” he said. “However, in the end, we made a few adjustments and improved the feeling that I had on the bike.”

“On my last lap, I was set quite a good time that got me into the top six. This is my best qualifying performance so far, which is really positive. It looks like it could be a dry race tomorrow and this is what we are hoping for because I have a good pace in the dry and we have set some encouraging lap times. Nevertheless, it doesn’t matter too much about what comes, because I think that we are ready for anything.”