And just now, as the first test approaching, I read the MotoGP news that Jonas Folger, the only rider at this time from Germany, finally will not race again for whole 2018. It's very sad news, but he was already not able to race since Motegi 2017 due his health condition.
Jonas Folger announced he won't be racing in 2018 as he does not feel physically and mentally ready for joining this championship. Of course he is also very sad but for him the important for now is to bring his mental and physical health again.
Team manager Herve Poncharal also was shocked by the decision but totally respect it.
Not easy to understand because he's still a very young and he was also very fast when he got a chance to join to MotoGP at the end of 2016, and he proved his talent when he was challenging Marc Marquez for victory at the German Grand Prix in July 2017.. But sometime we can not see the inside and don't know how hard this championship is.
So this is why I don't like when some fans "booing" another rider who is not their favorite one. I have my one favorite rider in MotoGP but I always respect all of them because they put all their life to be so competitive and to be safe in the track.
Get well soon Jonas Folger hope you can be back soon on the track.