MotoGP: Jonas Folger Returns To Yamaha As A Test Rider

German Jonas Folger will return to MotoGP in 2019 as Yamaha’s test rider, after leaving the paddock at the end of 2017.

The announcement of Jonas Folger returning to Yamaha came this morning when Massimo Merigalli confirmed to Dorna’s Simon Crafar this morning that the German would fulfill their European test rider role for 2019.

Jonas Folger finished second at last years German Grand Prix in his rookie season but had to pull out of the remaining few rounds after severe fatigue issues.

It was later confirmed that the German had Gilbert Syndrome and decided to sit out of the 2018 season.

It has not been confirmed whether we will see the German wildcard in any of the 2019 rounds.

This news follows the earlier announcement of Bradley Smith joining Aprilia as their test rider.

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