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Parkes to replace Folger at Australian GP

– Broc Parkes will fill in for the recovering Jonas Folger on home soil at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Tech 3 Yamaha has announced.Folger returned to his native Germany ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix to undergo blood tests for the suspected Epstein Barr virus, which he previously suffered from.Yamaha test rider Kohta Nozane was called up for Motegi but fractured his hand in a practice fall and crashed out of the race after just a handful of laps.Next time out at Phillip Island, experienced racer Parkes, 35, will get another shot at MotoGP, having contested one season with Paul Bird Motorsport in 2014.He also made a one-off outing with Ioda in 2015, replacing the injured...
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