WorldSBK: Gerloff Says “My Knee Feels Fine And I’m Good To Go”

WorldSBK: Gerloff Says “My Knee Feels Fine And I’m Good To Go”

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team:


The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team is more than ready for the fourth round of the season at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’, with Garrett Gerloff and Kohta Nozane back in action after a three weeks’ break.

Previously in Estoril, Nozane scored his first points of the season and enjoyed a solid race weekend. The Japanese ace made it into the top 15 in both feature-length races, showing good speed and is eager to make further improvements on Italian soil.

On the other side of the box, Gerloff was unfortunately forced to miss out all three races due to an injury last time out. Following a crash in the FP3, the American suffered a deep wound on his left knee, which denied him the chance to race after a promising showing during Friday’s Free Practice sessions.

The 26-year old focused on his recovery during the break and is set to be ready to race in Misano, where he showed strong pace at the pre-season test.

Race 1 will get underway at 14:00 local time (GMT+2) on Saturday, while Race 2 has moved to 15:15 the following day. Between them, Sunday’s Superpole Race will start as usual at 11:00.

Garrett Gerloff #31

“My knee feels fine and I’m good to go! I’m looking forward to Misano and I cannot wait to be back out on the race track. In the pre-season test here, we enjoyed some positive running, proving to be very fast, so we’re eager to put in a good performance this weekend.”

Kohta Nozane #3

“I’m really looking forward to Misano! The winter test was a good one and things seem to be picking up after a strong Estoril round. It will not be easy to manage this weekend as I’m expecting high temperatures, but I’m confident we can be fast there.”




More, from another press release issued by GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team:


For the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship, the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team can count on the great support of Ford Trucks Italia, official partner of the ongoing season.

Placed as one of the main player in the vehicles industrial world, Ford Trucks is inside the market since over 50 years, offering his experience and developing skills on their products.

Starting from 2022, Ford Trucks Italia helps GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team with his vehicles; thereby, the team could reach relevant results starting from the departure to the circuits all over the world. The trucks will be two newfangled F-MAX, which has been awarded in 2019 as “International Trucks of the Year”.

The Ford Trucks branding will feature on both GRT Yamaha’s R1 bikes, as well as Gerloff and Nozane’s leathers, while it will also appear inside the team’s pit box.


“Finding a partner who shares our values and vision is always a big challenge. So, we’re really proud to announce a new parthership with the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team and we cannot wait to support them in every round of the FIM Superbike World Championship with our F-MAX, Ford Trucks’ spearhead.”

FILIPPO CONTI, Team Manager GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team

“We’re extremely happy to announce our partnership with Ford Trucks Italia. They will surely help us a lot throughout the whole season in every FIM World Superbike Championship round. Thanks to their F-MAX our equipment will travel safely to every circuit around the world. We’d like to thank the whole Ford Trucks staff for choosing us and for the massive support they’ll give to us during the season.”

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