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Mastered Weekend In Texas With A Strong Fifth Place

Dynavolt Intact GP rider Jonas Folger confirmed with a clever race in Austin that he can be anywhere fast at the time. On the otherwise difficult in the past for him to be overcome Circuit of the Americas, he fought in the group for the podium and eventually crossed the finish line in fifth position. Sandro Cortese also won important points by import a solid twelfth place.

For Dynavolt Intact GP team COTA belonged in the past to the most difficult parts of the year. For Jonas Folger of the Texas Circuit has never been easy in recent years. At today's Grand Prix of America in 2016, however, everything and the 22-year-old once again proved that he makes this season no half fit.

He started from seventh place and go immediately to the leading group. Race winner Alex Rins however presented such a high speed, which ultimately was able to keep only the Briton Sam Lowes. Behind was a battle for third place on the podium, which it had in itself. Six drivers were part of the chasing group, waiting for the Jonas at rear location on the best attack moment. After Takaaki Nakagami crashed, he let Tom Luthi and Simone Corsi behind, Johann Zarco and Dominique Aegerter, however, were no longer obtain. As fifth of Intact GP pilot added to the podium in Argentina, another eleven points to his account and improved to WM-sixth.

For Sandro Cortese the third race of the season also included a positive turn to the past. Also for the 'old' rabbit in Dynavolt Intact GP team of course in Austin has always been a difficult place. This year, he tried to convert his riding style to come out on top again in more detail. He drove a safe 12th place home after 19 laps. A result, which in the 26-year-olds did not care at first for jubilation, but the positive feeling aroused, he is on the right way. After his failure in Argentina, Sandro gained four points in the United States now, and currently stands at 20th position.

In two weeks, the team returns to Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain, where finally takes place the first European race (April 22 to 24).

Grand Prix of The Americas

1. Takaaki Nakagami / JPN / KALEX - 2'10.237
2. Jonas FOLGER / GER / KALEX - 2'10.590 / +0353
3. Simone CORSI / ITA / SPEED UP - 2'10.640 / +0403
15. Sandro CORTESE / GER / KALEX - 2'11.657 / +1420

1. Alex RINS / SPA / KALEX
3. Johann ZARCO / FRA / KALEX
4. Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / KALEX
12. Sandro CORTESE / GER / KALEX

1. LOWES Sam / GBR / 47
2. RINS Alex / SPA / 46
3. ZARCO Johann / FRA / 45
4. LUTHI Thomas / SWI / 43
5. AEGERTER Dominique / SWI / 35
6. FOLGER Jonas / GER / 27
7. CORSI Simone / ITA / 26
8. SALOM Luis / SPA / 24
9. SYAHRIN Hafizh / MAL / 23
10. SIMEON Xavier / BEL / 12
20 CORTESE Sandro / GER / 5