Andrea Locatelli and Raffaele de Rosa headed into World Supersport Superpole qualifying as the favourites for the front row. Twenty five riders set out, but only a handful are in a position to compete for the front two rows.
Andrea Locatelli set a 1'53.246 on his first flying lap, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias. A lap later, he demolished the lap record with a 1'53.080, six tenths quicker than Cluzel and almost a second clear of Mahias who crashed at turn nine. Mahias picked up his bike and rode back to the pits.
Locatelli set a new lap record on his third lap, a 1'53.003, and he then pitted in, damage done. With just under fifteen minutes left, the top ten riders all started to pit in for a break and a few tweaks.
After the tea break, Raffaele de Rosa climbed up to second place only to immediately be deposed by Isaac Viñales, but Jules Cluzel, Lucas Mahias and Philipp Oettl were on fast laps, but Oettl crashed out without enough time to return to his pit. Cluzel shot into second place, within an eight of a second of Locatelli. The flag came out with nobody on track looking to trouble the front two rows and the session wound down.
Andrea Locatelli's fifth pole position matches Sam Lowes's record of five in a row and he hasn't started a World Supersport from any position lower than pole position. Jules Cluzel's close second place puts him in a good position to keep with Locatelli in the two races this weekend, even though he doesn't believe he will be fighting for the win, and Isaac Viñales took his first front row in World Supersport. Raffaele De Rosa and Lucas Mahias on the second row were the only other riders under 1'54, and the second row was rounded out with Philipp Oettl.
|1||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'53.003||268,7|
|2||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'53.122||0.119||270,7|
|3||32||I. VINALES||Yamaha YZF R6||1'53.213||0.210||273,4|
|4||3||R. DE ROSA||MV Agusta F3 675||1'53.497||0.494||267,3|
|5||44||L. MAHIAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'53.935||0.932||267,3|
|6||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'54.186||1.183||264,1|
|7||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'54.271||1.268||269,3|
|8||81||M. GONZALEZ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'54.306||1.303||270,7|
|9||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'54.338||1.335||267,3|
|10||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'54.395||1.392||265,4|
|11||61||C. ONCU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'54.520||1.517||264,7|
|12||94||C. PEROLARI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'54.568||1.565||270,0|
|13||99||D. WEBB||Yamaha YZF R6||1'54.690||1.687||268,0|
|14||22||F. FULIGNI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'54.881||1.878||270,0|
|15||83||L. EPIS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.200||2.197||265,4|
|16||12||A. RUIZ CARRANZA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.237||269,3|
|17||9||G. HENDRA PRATAMA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.247||2.244||271,4|
|18||25||A. VERDOIA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.257||2.254||271,4|
|19||2||L. MONTELLA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.266||264,7|
|20||34||K. MANFREDI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.304||266,0|
|21||78||H. OKUBO||Honda CBR600RR||1'55.333||2.330||266,7|
|22||6||M. HERRERA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.465||2.462||268,7|
|23||47||A. BASSANI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.679||262,8|
|24||84||L. CRESSON||Yamaha YZF R6||1'55.741||2.738||264,1|
|25||52||P. HOBELSBERGER||Honda CBR600RR||1'55.976||2.973||266,0|