Katsuyuki Nakasuga rode alone in the first 40-minute morning session starting at 9:00 a.m., while Kohta Nozane rode alone in the second 40-minute session starting at 10:50 a.m. In the final session at 2:00 p.m. both riders went out to perform their final checks and practice pit stops, before finishing up ahead of the scheduled 3:30 p.m. end of the session. Over the course of the three-day test the team had the chance to ride in various kinds of conditions and get a solid overall feel.
As with Day 2, the YART Yamaha EWC Team was scheduled to take part in the two morning sessions and one afternoon session, but a change of plans saw them ride in both morning sessions and not take part in the afternoon session.
In the morning the team was mostly focused on selecting the best rain tyres in case of a wet race. They tried different kinds of tyres to find the one that best suits a wet Suzuka Circuit. Once they had heard each rider’s impressions and decided on the direction to take, they made the choice not to participate in the afternoon session, and with that they wrapped up the three-day test with no major incidents and having found a positive feeling with their YZF-R1 and the tyres.
After this, all the YART team members planned to head home for a relatively short break before the next combined test on July 24, after which they will head into the actual 8 Hours race weekend, which is also the final round of the 2018–2019 Endurance World Championship season for the team.