Gerloff’s crew helped him make steady progress with the setup of his Yamaha R1 throughout the day, but the American is still looking for some more speed to close the gap to the front. The American was ninth in the morning and although he was happy with the changes made, the rising temperatures did not allow him to improve his fastest time in FP2.
On the other side of the GRT Yamaha garage, Nozane continued to improve. The Japanese rider was 17th in FP1, but in the heat of the afternoon he managed to set a much quicker time of 1’43.409, which saw him place 15th.
The Yamaha R1 bikes, which are donning a special livery to celebrate Yamaha’s 60th anniversary in Grand Prix motorcycle road racing tomorrow, will be back on track at 09:00 CET for FP3, with the Tissot Superpole at 11:10 and Race 1 at 15:15.
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