Heading into the weekend with a 30-point lead over Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea, Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK’s Razgatlıoğlu threw down the gauntlet in FP1, with the Turkish rider in a class of his own, going 1.544s faster than his nearest contender.
In the afternoon, the 25-year-old focused on long-run pace in order to solidify his consistency around the 4.3 km venue, setting fastest lap after fastest lap on his way to P1.
As his rookie WorldSBK season comes to an end, Andrea Locatelli improved throughout Friday’s sessions. The team opted to run only one set of tyres in FP1 to give the Italian as much track time as possible. Having gone 10th in the morning, the 25-year-old managed to improve by 2.413s in FP2, to end the day in eighth overall.
The Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team and riders will have one more opportunity to find the right balance and set-up of their Yamaha R1 WorldSBK machines in the 30-minute FP3 session tomorrow at 09:00 (GMT+8), before the battle for pole position commences at 11:10. The first-ever WorldSBK race at Lombok will then get underway at 15:00 that afternoon.
For Friday's combined times, click here.