Superpole in World Superbike is now a single twenty-five minute session with all riders taking part and the strategies have not yet been worked out, but there is still a Superpole tyre available.
Alex Lowes opened the single Superpole session with a 1'30.117 but was knocked off the top by Alvaro Bautista with a 1'30.054 halfway through the session. With just under nine minutes, riders started changing for the qualifying tyre, with Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista leading the charge.
Leon Haslam set a 1'29.624 to Alvaro Bautista's 1'29.729 on their first quick laps on the Q tyre. Tom Sykes left up from eight to third quickest, but Jonathan Rea sneaked a fast lap in to knock everyone down a place with a new lap record of 1'29.413.
Jonathan Rea claimed pole position ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Leon Haslam with Ducati's Alvaro Bautista taking third place in his first World Superbike qualifying. The Superpole king Tom Sykes headed the second row on his new BMW alongside the Yamahas of Alex Lowes and reigning World Supersport champ Sandro Cortese.
Wildcard Troy Herfoss was not within the 107% to qualify for the race.
|1||1||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'29.413||311,2|
|2||91||L. HASLAM||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'29.624||0.211||313,0|
|3||19||A. BAUTISTA||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'29.729||0.316||317,6|
|4||66||T. SYKES||BMW S1000 RR||1'29.822||0.409||298,3|
|5||22||A. LOWES||Yamaha YZF R1||1'29.987||0.574||314,0|
|6||11||S. CORTESE||Yamaha YZF R1||1'30.159||0.746||313,0|
|7||60||M. VAN DER MARK||Yamaha YZF R1||1'30.361||0.948||305,1|
|8||21||M. RINALDI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'30.390||0.977||314,0|
|9||33||M. MELANDRI||Yamaha YZF R1||1'30.401||0.988||311,2|
|10||2||L. CAMIER||Honda CBR1000RR||1'30.608||1.195||313,0|
|11||50||E. LAVERTY||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'30.730||1.317||312,1|
|12||81||J. TORRES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'30.760||1.347||306,8|
|13||28||M. REITERBERGER||BMW S1000 RR||1'30.900||1.487||300,8|
|14||54||T. RAZGATLIOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'31.015||1.602||312,1|
|15||36||L. MERCADO||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'31.062||1.649||303,4|
|16||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'31.587||2.174||315,8|
|17||23||R. KIYONARI||Honda CBR1000RR||1'31.626||2.213||306,8|
|18||52||A. DELBIANCO||Honda CBR1000RR||1'32.135||2.722||298,3|