FP3 kicked off the second day of the Teruel round, with Federico Caricasulo and Garrett Gerloff enjoying good pace to set the seventh and 10th fastest times respectively.
However, by the time the Tissot Superpole got underway, the temperatures had risen higher and Italian Caricasulo, who had gone third fastest in the final 10 minutes of the session, eventually dropped to 11th, while his American teammate was 14th.
During the 18-lap race, however, both riders improved their performance, as Caricasulo joined the top 10 battle, crossing the line in ninth, just in front of Gerloff, who gained three places to finish 11th, and still looking for set-up improvements ahead of Sunday.
After Saturday, the two GRT Yamaha riders maintain their positions in the standings, with Gerloff 12th on 33 points, and Caricasulo now has 29 points in 14th. The Spanish double-header will conclude on Sunday, with Warm Up at 09:00 (GMT+2), before the Tissot Superpole Race and Race 2, at 11:00 and 14:00 respectively.
Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSBK Supported Team's Loris Baz endured a difficult day, as he struggled to find the best set-up for the hotter conditions. After qualifying in 10th, the French rider hung onto the top 10, but ultimately finished 12th.