In addition to the challenge of a new circuit, the team’s riders will both be looking to return to the rostrum after their recent runs of success. The latest honours went to 24-year-old Italian rider Locatelli, who celebrated his first podium in WorldSBK in spectacular style after leading half of Race 2 in Assen.
For teammate and championship protagonist Razgatlıoğlu, redemption is at the top of the list as he looks to regain lost ground in the Riders’ Championship fight, following the Turn 1 incident in Assen that ended his chance to challenge for victory in Race 2. With a 37-point deficit to overcome, the Turkish sensation has only one thing in mind: winning the next race.
Lying in wait for both riders will be 21 new corners to learn across the 4.149km Most circuit located in the northwest of the Czech Republic, before the first full-length race distance of 22 laps (92.664km) on Saturday afternoon.
Friday’s Free Practice schedule remains the same with two 45-minute sessions at 10:30 (CEST) and 15:00, the only difference to the normal weekend schedule will be a later WorldSBK Race 2 start time on Sunday afternoon of 15:15.