In Free Practice 1, American rider Gerloff finished the session sixth quickest on a 1’35.384, with teammate Nozane going 16th on a 1’37.203. Both riders managed to complete long runs, while enduring strong winds in both FP1 and FP2.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team riders improved their performances in the afternoon, making steps forwards at the 4.542 km circuit. Japan’s Nozane achieved his best lap, a 1’36.677, seeing him go 18th on the time sheets, while Gerloff ran a 1’34.999 to secure a top five spot in FP2.
Both riders will be back on track tomorrow, firstly with FP3 at 09:00 (CET). That will be followed by the Tissot Superpole qualifying at 11:00 and Race 1 at 14:00.
Click here for Friday’s combined times.