Hafizh Syahrin has been called up to replace the chronically ill Jonas Folger on the Tech 3 Yamaha.
Though the press release spoke solely of the Buriram test, it is widely believed – not
Hafizh Syahrin will be testing at Buriram, with a view to taking on the seat vacated by Jonas Folger. The Malaysian rider, who has a number of podium finishes in Moto2™, has been consistently fast in the intermediate class
this guy for one year could have had everything right, healthy and positive, the skill, the level, the talent of Jonas Folger, nobody knows."
"I tell you one thing, this guy is a super talent," Poncharal said. "What we can see on
Monster Mystery Tour
Complicating matters even further is the question of Jonas Folger's empty seat in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team. The team and the riders were extremely competitive in 2017,
"Last night (Tuesday) I received a call from Bob Moore, Jonas Folger's personal manager. I couldn't believe what Bob was telling me on the phone, that Jonas Folger has decided not to race the 2018 MotoGP season, because he doesn't
"I couldn't believe what Bob was telling me on the phone, that Jonas Folger has decided not to race the 2018 MotoGP season, because he doesn't feel 100 percent mentally and physically recovered."
"I'm incredibly sad to be saying this, but I will not be racing MotoGP in 2018. I wasn't
The good news for Tech 3 – and indeed Yamaha – is that there is distinct possibility that Jonas Folger could be present in Sepang at the end of November.
The German has been diagnosed with Gilbert Syndrome, and it
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