Alvaro Bautista opened the season on his Honda, setting out on a damp track while everyone else stayed in, finishing their breakfast. He knocked out a couple of laps before he was joined by Jonathan Rea. Series rookie Federico Caricasulo followed out on his Yamaha with Xavi Fores on a Kawasaki shortly after. Ten minutes in to the new year and only four riders were showing up on the timing screens.
it started raining twenty minutes into the session, so Loris Baz made his entrance and, with tewnty minutes left in the session, made his way to the top of the timing screen, almost a second quicker than Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. British Superbike champion Scott Redding finally deposed Baz and consolidated his lead a lap later.
The session ended with Redding over a second quicker than Loris Baz and Leon Haslam while six riders didn't record a lap. American rookie Garrett Gerloff was the quickest newcomer after Scott Redding, seventh quickest on his Yamaha.
|1||45||S. REDDING||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'41.195||305,1|
|2||76||L. BAZ||Yamaha YZF R1||1'42.204||1.009||297,5|
|3||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1'42.268||1.073||303,4|
|4||22||A. LOWES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'42.538||1.343||304,2|
|5||66||T. SYKES||BMW S1000 RR||1'43.290||2.095||284,2|
|6||1||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'43.323||2.128||305,1|
|7||31||G. GERLOFF||Yamaha YZF R1||1'43.740||2.545||300,8|
|8||19||A. BAUTISTA||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1'43.807||2.612||295,9|
|9||77||M. SCHEIB||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'44.235||3.040||300,0|
|10||64||F. CARICASULO||Yamaha YZF R1||1'44.938||3.743||297,5|
|11||13||T. TAKAHASHI||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1'45.009||3.814||293,5|
|12||50||E. LAVERTY||BMW S1000 RR||1'45.169||3.974||300,8|
|13||12||X. FORES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'45.291||4.096||297,5|