Nozane kicked off the day with the Warm Up session, which took place in wet conditions, where the Japanese rider managed 14th fastest on a 1’51.983.
The rain held off ahead of the Superpole Race, but the 26-year-old and his team had to manage tricky track conditions, with wet patches still littered across the Portuguese venue. Nozane opted for slick tyres and enjoyed an impressive start to run inside the top 10 at the end of the first lap, eventually crossing the line in 11th.
In Race 2, the #3 rider made another excellent getaway from the fifth row to move into ninth after the first two corners. He then showed strong pace and good consistency throughout the 21 laps, battling with the likes of Loris Baz just outside the top 10. At the end, Nozane crossed the line in 13th to add three more points to his 2022 tally.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will be back in action in three weeks for the fourth round of the WorldSBK campaign at Misano on 10th-12th June.