Despite the hot weather in Argentina, Gerloff finished day one 11th overall after going 10th-fastest in FP2. Photo courtesy of GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team.
Former MotoAmerica Superbike rider and current GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team rider Garrett Gerloff returned to action today at Circuit San Juan Villicum in Argentina. In the morning’s Free Practice 1, Gerloff and the team worked on his Yamaha YZF-R1’s setup and finished 12th with a fastest lap of 1:39.291.
In the afternoon’s Free Practice 2, which was held under much hotter weather conditions, the Texan focused on his long-run pace, but he was still able to improve his lap time from FP1. He put himself 10th-fastest late in the session after showing superb consistency during a 15-lap stint prior to putting his head down and going for his quickest lap, which was a 1:38.701.
“Overall, we didn’t completely get what we wanted, but at least we were consistent,” Gerloff commented. “We had to try something and take the most from this opening day in Argentina. The pace is not too bad, but we need to make further improvements as our goal for tomorrow is to get closer to the top positions and fight for it.”
Gerloff and his GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will be back on track tomorrow for Free Practice 3 at 10 a.m. followed by Tissot Superpole at 12:10 p.m. and Race 1 at 3 p.m. All times local.
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