The GYTR GRT Yamaha pair enjoyed good weather conditions in the first Free Practice session. Aegerter and Gardner primarily focused on long-distance runs using the same tyres for the whole session, showing speed throughout the 45-minute practice. The Swiss rider placed himself 7th (1’42.084), with his Australian teammate 11th (1’42.649).
Later, in the hotter Free Practice 2, the #77 and the #87 kept trying to gain maximum potential for the race, with Gardner practicing once again with used tyres, using one set for the session. His teammate, Domi, also went for longer runs to be ready for the long-distance race. Aegerter still managed to put his name inside the Top 5 (1’42.305), while the Australian was 15th (1’43.202). Neither improved on their morning lap times.