The FP1 session that kicked off the second Spanish weekend proved to be a little more complicated than expected for the GRT Yamaha duo, with Garrett Gerloff 16th and Federico Caricasulo 18th due to an engine issue.
In the afternoon, the team showed a big improvement for the two 2020 rookies, as American rider Gerloff finished 10th while his Italian teammate ended FP2 in 12th. For Caricasulo’s side of the garage, they’re still searching for the perfect setup and will aim to build on Friday’s findings to achieve a solid result in the Tissot Superpole and opening race.
The changes made on Friday evening will be tested tomorrow in FP3, which will commence at 09:00 (GMT+2). Later, the first crucial results of the weekend will be up for grabs, in the Tissot Superpole and Race 1, at 11:00 and 14:00 respectively.
At the Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSBK Supported Team, Loris Baz endured a difficult opening day back at Aragón, with the Frenchman 11th in the morning and 13th in FP2, and hopes to make a step forward in Saturday's running.