Heading into his second season with Pata Yamaha, Razgatlıoğlu was quickly back up to speed on the Yamaha R1. The Turkish rider was fastest after the opening day and continued that strong form into Tuesday, topping the morning session despite a late fall. The 24-year-old improved on the X-specification race tyre to go second overall on a 1’33.886, completing 140 laps across the two days.
At GRT Yamaha, Garrett Gerloff recovered from an early fall to go fifth fastest on the opening day. The American, who impressed during his rookie season last year, enjoyed more track time on the second day, ending the test with 111 laps and managing a fastest time of 1’34.013 to go third, despite this being his first time at the Italian venue.
2021 Pata Yamaha newcomer Andrea Locatelli continued to adapt to the Yamaha R1 and managed a mammoth 92 laps on the opening day. The Italian’s pace continued to improve throughout the second day, and he leaves Misano with the fifth fastest time on a 1’34.794 and 161 laps under his belt.
Kohta Nozane, taking part in his second test with the GRT Yamaha squad, also impressed fresh from his MotoGP testing duties in Qatar. Still adapting to the Pirelli tyres, the Japanese rider completed 117 laps of the Misano circuit and took 1.520 seconds off his time from the opening day to go eighth fastest on day two with a time of 1’35.003.
Both Yamaha teams will be back in action at the Barcelona test (31 March – 1 April), as they continue to gear up for the 2021 WorldSBK season.