The Turkish ace picked up where he left off after his race victories in Magny-Cours, to complete a stress-free day under clear Spanish skies. As temperatures headed towards 30 degrees Celsius, and 45 on the asphalt, conditions became tricky but it didn’t stop Razgatlıoğlu posting a fastest lap time of 1’42.369 – over two tenths clear of his main championship adversary, Jonathan Rea.
Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK teammate Andrea Locatelli, who has a lot of experience racing at the Montmeló venue from his early career in the MotoGP supporting categories, also showed impressive pace to finish the day third in Free Practice 2 and fifth in the combined times.
Both riders completed a race simulation this afternoon in order to gather crucial data ahead of the weekend’s main points-paying races, however Locatelli’s run was cut slightly short due to a high-speed low-side crash at Turn 14. The 24-year-old Italian was able to walk away unscathed and will re-join the action first thing tomorrow morning in Free Practice 3 at 09:00 (CEST).
With potential thunderstorms forecast ahead, the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team will be prepared for anything ahead of Superpole qualifying at 11:10 and the unusual Race 1 time of 15.15, as the fight for race and championship supremacy continues.
For Friday's combined times, click here.