Superpole qualifying for World Supersport would determine the grids for both today's and tomorrow's races. Without qualifying tyres, fast laps could come at any time in the session.
As riders set their first laps, Jules Cluzel set a 1'45.382 with Andrea Locatelli immediately recording a 1'44.627 on his first flying lap. Lucas Mahias took a tenth of a second off Jules Cluzel who struck back immediately as Isaac Viñales made it a Yamaha top three with fifteen minutes remaining. Corentin Perolari knocked Viñales off third place while everyone else was sat in the pits, fifteen minutes in.
Seven minutes left, Jules Cluzel was the first of the top five to head back out, and he improved on his best time, getting to within exactly half a second of Andrea Locatelli's opening lap. Four minutes from the end, a few riders were faffing about looking for a tow, and an exasperated Mahias gallicly boffed and left them flocking around as he sneaked out of the squabbling gaggle and set the second quickest lap, under three tenths off Locatelli's pole.
The chequered flag came out, locking Jules Cluzel's best time to second place, seven hundredths ahead of Mahias, whose quickest lap was under investigation for setting a quick sector under a yellow flag.
Locatelli's opening lap stood unbeaten for the whole session, and he took pole position ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias, with Corentin Perolari in fourth place, hoping to be promoted to third, alongside Isaac Viñales and Philipp Oettl.
|1||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.627||279,3|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.853||0.226||277,8|
|3||44||L. MAHIAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'44.924||0.297||277,1|
|4||94||C. PEROLARI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.233||0.606||275,7|
|5||32||I. VIÑALES||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.301||0.674||275,7|
|6||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'45.461||0.834||277,8|
|7||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.544||0.917||275,7|
|8||81||M. GONZALEZ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'45.553||0.926||275,0|
|9||3||R. DE ROSA||MV Agusta F3 675||1'45.608||0.981||273,6|
|10||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'45.882||1.255||277,8|
|11||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.344||1.717||277,1|
|12||99||D. WEBB||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.361||1.734||277,1|
|13||77||M. PONS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.405||1.778||272,9|
|14||34||K. MANFREDI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.455||275,0|
|15||22||F. FULIGNI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'46.542||1.915||272,9|
|16||47||A. BASSANI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.574||273,6|
|17||61||C. ÖNCÜ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.707||2.080||282,2|
|18||52||P. HOBELSBERGER||Honda CBR600RR||1'47.256||2.629||275,0|
|19||25||A. VERDOÏA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.463||2.836||272,9|
|20||84||L. CRESSON||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.596||2.969||273,6|
|21||9||G. HENDRA PRATAMA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.628||3.001||275,0|
|22||83||L. EPIS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'47.663||3.036||269,6|
|23||6||M. HERRERA||Honda CBR600RR||1'48.193||3.566||275,0|
|24||2||L. MONTELLA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'48.590||268,2|