oThe Monster Yamaha Tech3 rookie, Jonas Folger, wasted no time in getting up to speed after the summer break by both superbly closing the opening day of practice in the Czech Republic second overall.
Folger maintained the notable momentum from his memorable 2nd place finish at the German GP by building up the pace in FP2 and then soaring to 2nd on his last lap.
At the end of 27 laps, in changing conditions the young rookie is feeling extremely confident ahead of qualifying here on Saturday.
"It feels really good to be back on my Yamaha after the long summer break and we had a positive first day, especially in the afternoon. I was able to create a good feeling with the bike on the track," he said.
"The conditions were mixed at the beginning of FP2, so we didn't have much time until the last part of the session, but there, we were finally able to complete a lot of laps on the tyre and get a solid feeling."
"We did this without changing much on the bike because of the limited amount of time before the practice finished, but we still set a fast lap. So, everyone is ready for tomorrow and we are excited to get going after a positive first day."