In the wet Warm Up, Gerloff was only 12th but come the Superpole Race, the American rider was able to maintain his starting position of eighth until the finish, despite the treacherous conditions.
The 25-year-old, though, gave his best in the afternoon’s main event, after an early mistake which saw him drop to 12th place, he started lapping at the same pace as the leaders, and at the chequered flag he had recovered to fifth position, his first top-five finish since the Donington round.
The Portuguese weekend was a difficult one for Nozane, but on Sunday the Japanese rider managed his best result of the weekend. The 25-year-old managed to recover to 10th in the first laps of the Superpole Race, but he was unable to extract his full potential in the treacherous conditions, eventually falling at Turn 13. Despite the disappointment, he kept focused and managed a 13th-place finish in Race 2, after a fierce battle for the final points-paying positions.