bLU cRU Riders Give Strong Showing in Imola on Friday

Free practice

The five Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge riders got off to a positive start on Friday at Imola for Round 3 of the WorldSSP300 Championship. Leading the way was 19-year-old Indonesian sensation Galang Hendra Pratama in eighth after he set a 2:09.029 - even though it is his first visit to the circuit - maintaining his 100% record of automatically qualifying for SP2 this season. Dennis Koopman was the next fastest in 21st, with local hero Luca Bernardi in 24th. Hugo de Cancellis ended Friday in 33rd, just ahead of Joep Overbeeke who finished in 35th. All four will battle it out in Saturday's SP1 session.