Heavy rain from last night hampered race preparations for the premier class while they waited for the asphalt to dry – with all but a small handful of riders opting to “keep their powder dry” by missing Free Practice 1.
Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK riders Razgatlıoğlu and teammate Andrea Locatelli both headed out in Free Practice 2 with their normal steadfast focus on race set-up assessment alongside their respective crews.
In his final weekend with Yamaha, the team’s #54 rider set the overall fastest lap time of 1’40.312 more than three-tenths clear of championship rival Alvaro Bautista. “Loka” struggled a little with rear grip in the braking phase with his #55 race machine, but remains confident to be in the fight.
Tomorrow features Free Practice 3 at 9:00 CEST, Superpole qualifying at 11:10 and Race 1 at 14:00.