Both riders returned to action this morning for Free Practice 3, looking to find a good balance ahead of today’s race. Gerloff was ninth fastest (1’34.447), with Nozane ending the session in 16th (1’35.408).
Unfortunately, Gerloff was unable to match his morning time in the Superpole and qualified 11th (1’34.514), with Nozane going 15th fastest (1’34.939).
In Race 1, both Gerloff and Nozane enjoyed a good start, with the Japanese rider having an especially impressive first lap from 15th on the grid to run ninth.
His American teammate also made his way into the top 10, eventually crossing the line just 0.379s behind the Honda of Xavi Vierge in eighth, while Nozane battled to his best result of the season so far.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will be back in action tomorrow in the Superpole Race at 11:00 (GMT +2) and Race 2 and 15:15.