The third day of every WorldSBK weekend, with the two races running in succession, represents a chance for all teams to score a large sum of points and go home in high spirits. This scenario came true today for the GRT Yamaha crew, with its two riders, Federico Caricasulo and Garrett Gerloff, having a solid and largely smooth day to bring home points and a pair of top-10 finishes.
Things started looking better than yesterday during this morning’s Warm Up, in which Gerloff and Caricasulo recorded the 12th and 13th best times, thanks to the helpful adjustments made overnight.
In the Tissot Superpole Race, the riders kept improving, and American Gerloff fought through to 10th position, whereas his Italian teammate climbed from 15th on the grid to 12th place. The two young riders then added more points to their tally with another solid performance during Race 2.
Caricasulo managed to run his own pace for most of the race, and crossed the finish line a season-best ninth, whereas an even stronger performance by Gerloff was scuppered by contact with another rider, and he finished 11th.