Once more, the rain returned ahead of the sprint race, but as soon as the riders headed to the grid, the sun began to shine. On wet tarmac, Gerloff opted for a rain front and intermediate rear tyre, while teammate Nozane decided on a full intermediate set.
The American rider enjoyed a good run, struggling towards the end with degradation as the track completely dried; still managing to cross the line in P7. On the other side of the garage, the Japanese ace unfortunately endured difficulties early on, just finding grip from the halfway stage and eventually recovered to P17.
In Race 2, Nozane stayed in the contention for points until the very end, but as he closed on 15th position, a red flag halted his final WorldSBK contest with five laps to go. Gerloff’s race ended on the run into Turn 2, following a collision with another rider.
As the season is over, the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will now focus on 2023, but the whole crew would like to thank Gerloff and Nozane for the years spent together, wishing them the best for their future endeavours.