Just like at one of the previous tests in Jerez, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team riders were unfortunate to lose valuable track time on Monday because of the weather conditions and red-flagged sessions. The two-time MotoAmerica Supersport Champion and four-time MotoAmerica Superbike race winner Garrett Gerloff is familiar with the bike but has never been on the tracks on which WorldSBK is contested. The American newcomer finished the test in 16th place on combined times Just one place behind him was his teammate, the 2019 World Supersport Championship runner up Federico Caricasulo, who concluded the test in the 17th position.
As the main objective of the test for each rider, the number one goal was to bank experience over as many kilometres as possible in order to build more confidence with the bike. Despite the missed track time the team managed to work their way through their test program and collect the required data. Both riders made a step forward on day two and managed to reduce the gap to the top riders.