The FIM Superbike World Championship is racing this weekend at “The Cathedral,” TT Circuit Assen, and former MotoAmerica Superbike rider, GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s Garrett Gerloff, was sixth-fastest based on combined times from Friday’s two practice sessions.
Despite strong winds in both sessions, Gerloff recorded a fastest lap of 1:35.384 in FP1, then improved on that in FP2 with a 1:34.999.
“I don’t feel too bad on the bike, but a lot of wind made the day a bit difficult for me,” Gerloff said. “It’s not ideal but we were still able to do decent times and consistency could be better even if it’s not too bad. I expect to be closer to the top and we’ll try something tomorrow to improve our performance. Last year I felt great in this circuit; the setup we have now is not far from what we had in 2021 but we’ll try to get even closer to that one. Anyway, the feeling is good and I just want to have a good qualifying session tomorrow.”
Loris Baz, who raced in the MotoAmerica Superbike series last year, was eighth-fastest on the day aboard his Bonovo Action BMW.