BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 06: Jonas Folger of Germany and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 prepares to start on the grid during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Czech Republic - Race at Brno Circuit on August 6, 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Jonas Folger will resolutely continue his busy schedule by heading straight to the Austrian Grand Prix fresh from the one day test at Brno which followed the Czech round on Monday

Folger is aiming to extend the impressive run in his rookie season, by challenging for the Top Independent honours on race day in the Austrian hills this coming Sunday...

"I am excited about the Austrian round because it's not far from my house and it's like the second home GP for me,” he explained. “In addition, I definitely enjoy riding at this track. I remember from last year in Moto2, there was a lot of grip so the tyres worked really well.”

“I am very curious to see how the grip will be on the Michelin tyres and with my Yamaha MotoGP bike. It's a nice place to race and in the last two Grand Prix's, we have shown great potential and speed so it's another chance to do the best that we can. I'm confident of another good finish and we are ready for Spielberg."

The action will commence at the spectacular circuit on the 11th of August at 09:55.