Homeboy Takehiro Yamamoto found his rhythm at the top of the timesheets when he posted the day’s fastest lap time of 2’29.488s. Indonesian rider and current championship leader Gerry Salim was second fastest with 2’29.651s while Tomoyoshi Koyama ended the day in third with 2’30.218s. However, the previous season’s lap record, also logged by Yamamoto, remains unbroken as yet.
Thailand’s Anupab Sarmoon continued to exert his presence among the top five when he stopped the clock at 2’30.616s, making him the fourth fastest rider of the day. Gerry’s team mate Rheza Danica Ahrens was fifth fastest with 2’31.220s.
Unlike the power wildcards in the SuperSports 600cc category, the wildcards in the 250cc class had yet to make an impact among the front runners for the podium. Meanwhile, all eyes would be on the AP Honda Racing duo Vorapong Malahuan and Muklada Sarapuech who had just made the transition to the new Honda CBR250RR.