At the end of Friday’s first qualifying sessions the YART trio finished in sixth place, improving by 0.2 in the first qualifying sessions and all lapping consistently in the 1’26s. They then found even more time for final qualifying and were able to secure a competitive fifth ahead of the penultimate round.
Electing to run their race tyre for qualifying runs, the YART team have proven race pace at the track and will be aiming to repeat their impressive win at the 8 Hours of Slovakia in May.
The team earn one bonus point for finishing fifth in qualifying, and sit fourth in the standings with the title race still open.
Yamaha extended support teams also performed well on Saturday. WEPOL Racing and VRD Igol Pierret Experiences Yamaha both qualified within the top eight, with 3ART Moto Team 95 and Moto Ain finishing inside the top half of the grid.
Tomorrow’s race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben begins at 13:00 CET.