As the temperate heated up this afternoon, so too did the action on track with Razgatlıoğlu recording a scintillating series of quick laps in succession including his fastest lap of all: a 1'36.290, almost 0.2s clear of key championship rival Alvaro Bautista (Ducati). With teammate Andrea Locatelli rounding out the top six, it was a positive day on both sides of the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK pit box.
The team undertook its usual Friday programme, working diligently to confirm the development steps taken since the last round in Assen while finding the best race setup for both riders across the 4.226 km circuit.
Free Practice 3 looms early tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time (UTC+1) with 30 minutes of track running available to fine tune the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK for both riders. The all-important Superpole qualifying, where Razgatlıoğlu will have a chance to extend his run of record-breaking pole positions, takes place at the regular WorldSBK-scheduled time of 11:10 before Race 1 at 14:00.