In Sunday’s two races at the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship season opener at MotorLand Aragón, GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s Garrett Gerloff scored a ninth-place result in Race 2, which was preceded by a 10th-place finish in the morning’s Superpole Race.
Gerloff, who is a former MotoAmerica Superbike competitor, began his Sunday by going fifth-fastest with a lap of 1:50.273 in the Warm Up session. In the Superpole Race, the Texan held his position on the opening lap, then battled in the middle of the pack, and eventually finished 10th, just missing out on an improved grid position for the final race of the weekend. In Race 2, Gerloff gained two positions at the start and soon found himself fighting over seventh place. The 26-year-old rider showed good pace during the 18-lap event, crossing the line in ninth.
Loris Baz (Bonovo Action BMW), who raced in the MotoAmerica Superbike series last year, was ninth in Warm-Up, 13th in the Superpole Race, and he finished the day with a seventh-place result in Race 2
Gerloff, Baz, and the rest of the FIM Superbike WorldSBK competitors will be back in action in just two weeks for round two of the championship at the TT Circuit Assen on April 22 through 24.