BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 05: Jonas Folger of Germany and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 looks on in box during the MotoGp of Czech Republic - Qualifying at Brno Circuit on August 5, 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Tech 3 rider, Jonas Folger will commence this afternoon's Czech Republic Grand Prix from 14th on the grid.

The German star prepared for the qualifying shootout by notably finishing FP4 in 2nd place.

However, in Q1, he unfortunately did not see the chequered flag and began his fastest lap, which would have allowed him to progress through to Q2, after the session had ended.

Nevertheless, he will begin from the fifth row and aims to undertake a rocket start and then dice for the leading satellite honours.

"I am disappointed with the result because I was very close to getting into Qualifying 2. At the end of Q1, the last lap that I set was my fastest, but time ran out two seconds before I completed it and I thought I had another lap available because I didn't see the chequered flag,” he explained. “I went even quicker, yet unfortunately, the session had already finished.”

“This is a shame because our target was to have a strong qualifying today and we couldn't achieve this, plus we can do much better. Now we have to wait until tomorrow, but we understand that we are quite strong, yet, I don't feel completely comfortable on the bike, so we need to do a bit of work to find some solutions for the setting. I hope we can make a step, and I will give it everything that I have got."