PORTUGUESE ROUND | PREVIEW
A weekend of fire is in store for the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, who will take to the track at Portimao, Portugal, from Friday. The Portuguese round marks the end of European races for the 2022 season, which will end with an intense trio of overseas rounds.
Balda arrives at Portimao in great form, as confirmed by the four podiums obtained in the last three rounds. The Italian rider is looking for precious points for the overall standings, where he occupies the second position, with 36 points to make up towards the top.
The weekend’s program will open on Friday, with the two free practice sessions scheduled for 12.25 and 17.00 Italian time, while on Saturday it will be time for Superpole (11.25) and Race 1 (16.15). On Sunday the program will end with Race 2, scheduled at 13.30.
12.25 – 13.10 FP1
17.00 – 17.45 FP2
11.25 – 11.45 Superpole
16.15 – Race 1 (18 laps)
10.25 – 10.40 Warm up
13.30 – Race 2 (18 laps)
“We’re looking forward to a track that I like a lot, where I also enjoyed riding in Moto2. It’s an important round, as it’s the last one before flying overseas: we can certainly have our say, so I’m looking forward to the rollercoaster of Portimao!”.
Lorenzo Baldassarri #7