American Gerloff topped the time sheets in Free Practice 1, posting a blisteringly quick 1’36.572, with teammate Nozane going 17th on a 1’38.701. The Japanese rider suffered a small crash in the final stages of the session, but managed to bring the bike back to the pits with no major issues.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha team then focused on long runs in Free Practice 2, making steps forward with the set-up. Nozane improved to go 16th on a 1’37.765, while Gerloff couldn’t better his morning time as he worked on his race pace, still ending the session in fourth on a 1’37.081.
Both riders will be back on track tomorrow, firstly with FP3 at 09:00 local time (GMT +1), before the Tissot Superpole qualifying at 11:10 and Race 1 at 14:00.
For Friday’s combined times, click here.