The qualifying session for the MotoE class got underway in pretty cold conditions and for a long time it looked like pole would be sorted very early on. Jesko Raffin set a very convincing provisional pole time as the fourth rider out the gates and rivals struggled to match it for the rest of the session. It took until the final three riders for the Dynavolt man to be challenged, Eric Granado showing his potential and stealing pole position with the fastest time of the weekend. The closest championship leader Matteo Ferrari could get was three tenths of a second, the Italian starting from second on the grid. Bradley Smith was quick in practice and then almost as quick in qualifying, so the British rider will be starting his penultimate assault for the title from the remaining spot on the front row.
Raffin begrudgingly had to make do with the second row of the grid, which he will share with title contenders Hector Garzo and Xavier Simeon. Niccolo Canepa, Sete Gibernau and Alex de Angelis fill in row three, while Joshua Hook’s rodeo ride secured him a top ten position. The Australian will be opening row four ahead of Lorenzo Savadori and a rather disappointing Mike di Meglio.
|9||5||Alex DE ANGELIS||Energica||1'42.226||1.611||0.107|
|12||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Energica||1'42.600||1.985||0.142|
|16||14||Randy DE PUNIET||Energica||1'43.509||2.894||0.028|