A wave of blue bikes washed out of the pits as World Supersport qualifying opened up with the Yamahas leaving as one. Without qualifying tyres, hot laps can come at any point of the session.
Hannes Soomer crashed at turn ten just before the returning Jules Cluzel posted a 1'41.619 that held top spot until Lucas Mahias set a 1'40.637. Philipp Oettl, quickest this morning, took two tenths off Mahias's time, but Mahias truck back with a 1'40.310 to take another tenth back. Andrea Locatelli, largely absent from the top of the sheets so far this weekend, then set the fastest time of the weekend with a 1'40.214 ahead of Raffaele De Rosa who just missed out on provision pole position.
The session calmed down for a while, but as riders started leaving the pits with seven minutes left, Raffaele De Rosa, out pretty much on his own, slapped down a 1'40.012, two tenths clear of Locatelli's fast time. Locatelli responded with a 1'39.860, but he was very close to the green line on the exit to the straight. Lucas Mahias tucked in behind Philipp Oettl as he charged to the line and set a 1'39.666. Locatelli's time was deleted for a green paint incursion, but the lap after was a thousandth of a second quicker, making the penalty moot. A lap later, Locatelli took the chequered flag, throwing down a 1'39.520 to claim pole position as the last spot of the front row was determined behind him.
Andrea Locatelli took pole position ahead of Lucas Mahias and Philipp Oettl with Raffaele De Rosa, Danny Webb and Isaac Viñales making up the second row.
|1||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'39.520||262,3|
|2||44||L. MAHIAS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'39.666||0.146||262,3|
|3||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'39.829||0.309||268,0|
|4||3||R. DE ROSA||MV Agusta F3 675||1'39.979||0.459||270,0|
|5||99||D. WEBB||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.559||1.039||252,7|
|6||32||I. VINALES||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.581||1.061||267,4|
|7||81||M. GONZALEZ||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'40.690||1.170||260,4|
|8||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.694||1.174||258,6|
|9||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.724||1.204||266,7|
|10||98||K. HANIKA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.852||1.332||259,8|
|11||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'40.951||1.431||250,4|
|12||61||C. ONCU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'40.984||1.464||258,6|
|13||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.140||1.620||266,7|
|14||94||C. PEROLARI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.296||1.776||264,8|
|15||47||A. BASSANI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.335||255,6|
|16||22||F. FULIGNI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'41.538||2.018||259,2|
|17||34||K. MANFREDI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.609||262,3|
|18||12||A. RUIZ CARRANZA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.743||255,6|
|19||78||H. OKUBO||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.087||2.567||245,9|
|20||30||G. VAN STRAALEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.148||2.628||252,7|
|21||52||P. HOBELSBERGER||Honda CBR600RR||1'42.366||2.846||249,8|
|22||25||A. VERDOIA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.586||3.066||252,7|
|23||9||G. HENDRA PRATAMA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.884||3.364||252,7|
|24||21||V. FALCONE||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.413||4.893||248,7|