Swiss rider Krummenacher was second in the morning and afternoon session, and on both occasions was less than a tenth behind the fastest. The 2019 WorldSSP champion ended the day in second overall by 0.067s, marking his best Friday performance of the season.
Magny-Cours star Gonzalez spent much of the day sat at the top of the timesheets, but was just edged out at the end of both sessions. In FP1, the Spanish youngster was fourth and just 0.097s off the top, improving his time in the afternoon to go third quickest.
Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Steven Odendaal will be looking to maximise the Catalan round this weekend, with his title rival forced to miss the weekend due to other commitments. The South African improved throughout the day, going 0.582s faster in FP2 compared to FP1 to end the day in fourth.
GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Andy Verdoia impressed on his second Friday since joining the team, with the bLU cRU rider finishing ninth on combined times. Just behind was Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Federico Caricasulo, who couldn’t improve on his morning’s effort in the hotter FP2 session.
Evan Bros Yamaha’s Peter Sebestyen was 12th overall, with Kallio Racing Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Hannes Soomer ending the day in 13th. After making his WorldSSP debut last time out, bLU cRU youngster Unai Orradre was in the mix again on Friday, going 17th overall for the Yamaha MS Racing team.
Kallio Racing Yamaha’s Vertti Takala was 25th, ahead of Aegerter’s Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s replacement for this weekend, Simon Jespersen. With Jules Cluzel declared unfit following his injury from Magny-Cours, GMT94 Yamaha’s last-minute call-up Ludovic Cauchi was 30th on his first day, ahead of Ten Kate Yamaha’s Galang Hendra Pratama.
For Friday’s combined times, click here.