Half an hour late, the wet qualifying session eventually started once the track was cleared. The rain had stopped coming down as hard as earlier, but the track was still very damp.
Leon Haslam showed what the track conditions were with a slow 2'00.283, but after everyone had done a lap, Jonathan Rea led Loris Baz with a 1'56.424. A lap later, Leon Haslam joined his Kawasaki teammate at the top. Rea upped the pace to a 1'55.655 with next-best Loris Baz a second slower in his wake.
Michael van der Mark and Alessandro Delbianco knocked BAz and Haslam down a couple of notches as Alvaro Bautista sat in eleventh place. Eugene Laverty left up to second place, the only rider within a tenth of Jonathan Rea's quickest time before Jonathan Rea sliced over a second off the top spot with a 1'53.956, over three and a half seconds quicker than Alvaro Bautista.
Just past the halfway mark, Jonathan Rea pitted in with over a second of a lead over Loris Baz and Michael van der Mark. After the break, van der Mark closed up on Rea's time, getting to within two tenths as Rea came out for one last lap.
The flag came out with Rea and van der Mark on hot laps, but van der Mark couldn't catch Rea, whereas Rea beat his own time by just a thousandth of a second with a 1'53.955. Alvaro Bautista will start in fourteenth place, ten places behind the quickest Ducati of Michael Ruben Rinaldi.
|1||1||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'53.955||266,0|
|2||60||M. VAN DER MARK||Yamaha YZF R1||1'53.969||0.014||274,8|
|3||91||L. HASLAM||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'54.212||0.257||273,4|
|4||21||M. RINALDI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'54.563||0.608||254,1|
|5||76||L. BAZ||Yamaha YZF R1||1'54.670||0.715||262,8|
|6||66||T. SYKES||BMW S1000 RR||1'55.155||1.200||262,8|
|7||22||A. LOWES||Yamaha YZF R1||1'55.427||1.472||269,3|
|8||50||E. LAVERTY||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'55.460||1.505||259,0|
|9||23||R. KIYONARI||Honda CBR1000RR||1'55.838||1.883||249,4|
|10||2||L. CAMIER||Honda CBR1000RR||1'55.977||2.022||264,1|
|11||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'56.271||2.316||253,5|
|12||52||A. DELBIANCO||Honda CBR1000RR||1'56.327||2.372||261,5|
|13||33||M. MELANDRI||Yamaha YZF R1||1'56.513||2.558||258,4|
|14||19||A. BAUTISTA||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'56.534||2.579||262,1|
|15||20||S. BARRIER||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'56.712||2.757||266,0|
|16||54||T. RAZGATLIOGLU||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'57.091||3.136||263,4|
|17||11||S. CORTESE||Yamaha YZF R1||1'57.120||3.165||270,7|
|18||36||L. MERCADO||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'57.373||3.418||257,8|
|19||28||M. REITERBERGER||BMW S1000 RR||1'58.294||4.339||254,7|
|20||81||J. TORRES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'58.928||4.973||254,1|