The sky was completely covered in deep grey clouds by the time the final session of the day got underway but a glimpse of sun shone metaphorically for the rookies of the intermediate class, starting with Fabio Di Giannantonio. The young Italian set camp at the top of the timesheets going into the final handful of minutes of the session and had no successful challengers until the checkered flag. Nicolo Bulega came really close though, the SKY rider three hundredths of a second off top spot and putting together some excellent auditions for prospective teams. FP1 top man Tetsuta Nagashima proved that his speed this morning was not a glitch and joined a top three covered by little over half a tenth.
Marcel Schrotter was the early leader of affairs, before he had to admit defeat to the youngsters and settle for fourth, two tenths slower than the leader. Augusto Fernandez shone once again in the HP40 garage, this time from fifth position, ahead of veteran Tom Luthi and championship leader Alex Marquez. Despite being less than three tenths of a second down on top spot, Jorge Navarro and Sam Lowes had to make do with only eighth and ninth place, with Luca Marini making a late jump into the top ten.
Brad Binder struggled to improve on his quite decent FP1 result until the very last lap, when he secured 11th position. Mattia Pasini never really got the chance to try, as the Italian took a serious tumble at turn 13 after only three laps done but was lucky to escape injury and stay within provisional Q2 positions based on his FP1 time. Enea Bastianini recovered from a difficult morning to go 13th on combined standings, while the final provisional Q2 spot went to Lorenzo Baldassarri. Remy Gardner looked like the lucky man at the checkered flag but a cancelled lap time favoured the Italian instead. With the top 18 positions covered by less than nine tenths of a second, there were some other high profile victims hoping for a miracle in the forecast, including Andrea Locatelli and Xavi Vierge.
|1||21||Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO||Speed Up||2'01.695|
|8||9||Jorge NAVARRO||Speed Up||2'01.973||0.278||0.010|
|23||77||Dominique AEGERTER||MV Agusta||2'02.849||1.154||0.015|
|26||62||Stefano MANZI||MV Agusta||2'03.224||1.529||0.109|
|30||89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Kalex||2'04.746||3.051||0.332|
|20||Dimas EKKY PRATAMA||Kalex|