The last Superpole of 2012 was a dry session.
Two Frenchmen were eliminated in Superpole One in front of their home crowd, while Max Biaggi and Jonathan Rea were fastest ahead of Carlos Checa and Eugene Laverty.
Tom Sykes was fastest in Superpole Two, with a 1'37.494. Max Biaggi miscalculated his first run and had to had to reuse a qualifier to try and make it through to Superpole Three, a tactic that nearly paid off, but his tyre lost its grip in the second half of the lap, relegating him to the third row.
Going into the final Superpole session, Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes were undoubtedly favourites and Checa went first to set a 1'37.422 but Tom Sykes, wearing a Lascorz tribute helmet, responded with an unbelievable 1'36.950, ensuring he would end 2012 qualifying in the style he's carried all year, recording his ninth pole position. He returned to his garage to raucous applause from his team.
Results after Superpole Three:
|1||66||SYKES T||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'36.950|
|2||7||CHECA C||Ducati 1098R||1'37.422||0.472|
|3||58||LAVERTY E||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'37.516||0.566|
|4||33||MELANDRI M||BMW S1000 RR||1'37.658||0.708|
|5||50||GUINTOLI S||Ducati 1098R||1'37.901||0.951|
|6||65||REA J||Honda CBR1000RR||1'38.252||1.302|
|7||91||HASLAM L||BMW S1000 RR||1'38.280||1.330|
|8||19||DAVIES C||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.425||1.475|
|Not Through To Superpole Three:|
|9||2||CAMIER L||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'38.072||0.578|
|10||3||BIAGGI M||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'38.095||0.601|
|11||84||FABRIZIO M||BMW S1000 RR||1'38.318||0.824|
|12||71||CORTI C||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.516||1.022|
|Not Through To Superpole Two:|
|13||76||BAZ L||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'38.548||0.758|
|14||121||BERGER M||Ducati 1098R||1'38.727||0.937|
|15||34||GIUGLIANO D||Ducati 1098R||1'38.807||1.017|
|16||87||ZANETTI L||Ducati 1098R||1'39.354||1.564|
|Not Through To Superpole|
|17||86||BADOVINI A||BMW S1000 RR||1'39.430||1.278|
|18||4||AOYAMA H||Honda CBR1000RR||1'39.750||1.598|
|19||21||HOPKINS J||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'40.538||2.386|
|20||5||LUNDH A||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'40.882||2.730|
|21||64||BRIGNOLA N||BMW S1000 RR||1'42.461||4.309|