Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team’s Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes made solid progress during Free Practice on Friday at a sun-drenched Misano, for round seven of the 2017 FIM World Superbike World Championship. Track temperatures reached 50°C and both riders worked hard in the heat to make it through to SP2 automatically, with van der Mark ending the day in eighth position and Lowes in tenth.