Following yesterday’s tragic passing of Dean Berta Viñales after an incident in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship race, the GRT Yamaha team would like to offer their deep condolences to his family, friends, and team.
For Gerloff, his day got off to a strong start, with third in the Warm Up, before scoring back-to-back 10th place finishes in Races 1 and 2. The Texan endured difficult starts in both 20-lap events, and with overtaking proving difficult around the 4.428 km circuit, he could not extract his full potential this weekend.
Kohta Nozane, on the other hand, continued learning the secrets of the Spanish circuit, and his pace kept improving, enabling him to get closer to the top 10 fight. The rookie was 15th in the Warm Up (1'41.136) and was able to finish 13th from 16th on the grid in Race 1, after a hard-fought battle with Eugene Laverty. In Race 2, an impressive first lap saw him immediately make his way up into 12th position, but a fall at Turn 6 saw him forced to DNF.
Thanks to today’s results, Gerloff regains eighth position in the championship standings, with 170 points, whereas Nozane now lies in 14th, with 46. Next Friday the GRT Yamaha team will once again be at the track, for the Portuguese round at Portimão, with the first two Free Practice sessions taking place at 10:30 and 15:00 respectively, local time.
For Race 1 results, click here.
For Race 2 results, click here.