Moment of the weekend: sensational maiden podium for Gerloff

Monday, 21 September 2020 08:39 GMT

Plenty of action throughout the inaugural Catalunya Round as rookie Garrett Gerloff claims his maiden WorldSBK podium

Action was never far away wherever you looked at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. From Andy Verdoïa’s (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing) shock win in FIM Supersport World Championship after a mid-race downpour, FIM Supersport 300 World Championship action on a drying track and the drama of both the Tissot Superpole Race and Race 2 in MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, the Acerbis Catalunya Round had it all.

The moment of the weekend, though, belongs to Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) as the rookie secured a stunning maiden podium to become the first American to stand on a WorldSBK podium since Nicky Hayden in 2016; with Gerloff finishing in third place. A last-lap pass on Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) had almost secured second place, but a mistake at Turn 10 let van der Mark back through. It wouldn’t take away from the moment as Gerloff became the latest rider to stand on the WorldSBK podium.

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