Gerloff and Nozane kicked off the day with the Warm Up session, where the American rider managed fifth fastest on a 1’34.777, while his Japanese teammate placed 14th (1’36.041).
In the SPRC, Gerloff held his position on the first lap and battled in the middle of the pack, eventually finishing seventh. Nozane enjoyed an impressive start to run 11th at the end of first lap, crossing the line in 14th.
In Race 2, Nozane was hit on the opening lap, falling heavily, while Gerloff had light contact at Turn 5, forcing him to retire with damage to the front fairing.
After the crash, Nozane was taken to the medical center for a check-up, where he was diagnosed with a fifth metatarsal bone fracture on his right foot.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will be back in action in three weeks for the third round of the season at Estoril on 20th-22nd May.