Much of the excitement happened during FP1, with quick single-lap pace recorded across the board. Toprak Razgatlıoğlu made a sizeable jump in performance to set the fifth fastest time of 1'50.659, while Michael van der Mark continued his competitive run with a best lap of 1'50.765, earning him eighth on combined times.
Conditions were different to the Free Practice sessions held last week at the same venue, particularly without cooler winds helping to keep the track temperatures down.
The 50-minute afternoon session saw higher temperatures again and provided a good reference for the two Pata Yamaha riders to test improvements to their race set-ups in anticipation for the two 16-lap races over the weekend.
The Saturday schedule is a carbon copy of last week’s Aragon WorldSBK round, with one final FP3 at 09:00 local time (GMT+2), followed by Tissot Superpole at 11:00 and Race 1 at 14:00.