The GYTR GRT Yamaha riders faced mixed conditions in the opening Free Practice 1, where both riders initially went out on wet tyres. In the latter stages of the session, the #87 and #77 were able to do some runs on dry compounds, eventually crossing the line and both grabbing Top 5 positions, 4th (1’35.351) and 5th (1’36.016) respectively.
In the afternoon’s Free Practice 2, Gardner and Aegerter took advantage of a fully dry session, primarily focusing on long-distance runs. Both riders appeared to have promising race pace, with Gardner managing to put in quick laps and place himself in a great 2nd place (1’32.379). Aegerter was on his way to a fast lap too, but he crashed out in the final minute without consequences, he instead finished 8th with a 1’32.886.