The GYTR GRT Yamaha pair were looking to build confidence in the morning’s Free Practice 1, clocking laps for the first time on the Spanish circuit on their Yamaha R1 machines. It was a learning curve for both riders, and they crossed the line in 11th (1’51.937) and 18th (1’52.605) respectively.
Later, in the afternoon Free Practice 2, Aegerter and Gardner managed to go faster and improve their feelings. The Swiss rider showed strong progress, eventually finishing eighth (1’50.960), 0.977s quicker than his previous best lap time. On the other side of the garage, the #87 consistently made progress in the 45-minute session to cross the line in 12th (1’51.155), which meant being 1.450s faster compared to the morning.