World Superbike qualifying was fifteen minutes to determine the grid positions for today's race. After setting a lap record this morning, Toprak Razgatlioglu went in as the favourite for pole position. Eugene Laverty sat in for Tom Sykes on the BMW.
Riders headed out for their first lap on a mix of tyres, some on Q tyres and others on race tyres. Jonathan Rea, following Alex Lowes, set a 1'38.092 on a qualifying tyre, but Toprak Razgatlioglu nudged the two Kawasakis off the top with a 1'37.979 after one lap. Rea tried a second lap on his qualifying tyre, but gave up after a momentary loss of grip at turn ten of his second timed lap. Razgatlioglu was able to eke out a second lap on his tyre, moving the goalposts with a 1'37.800 and his teammate Andrea Locatelli followed him over the line third quickest.
Scott Redding waited until the track was empty before heading out to get a lap in, setting a 1'37.617 on an empty track. Five minutes left, and Chaz Davies finally set a lap time as everyone else headed out for their last stint.
Alex Lowes briefly held third place before Axel Bassani pushed him to fourth as Tati Mercado crashed out, bringing out a yellow flag to dampen the remaining laps. The flag came out with nobody on a fast lap and Scott Redding claimed his second World Superbike pole position, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani. Alex Lowes, Jonathan Rea and Andrea Locatelli made up the second row, ahead of Michael van der Mark, Garrett Gerloff and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.
|1||45||S. REDDING||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'37.617||312,3|
|2||54||T. RAZGATLIOGLU||Yamaha YZF R1||1'37.800||0.183||308,7|
|3||47||A. BASSANI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'37.838||0.221||310,5|
|4||22||A. LOWES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'38.034||0.417||307,8|
|5||1||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'38.092||0.475||310,5|
|6||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R1||1'38.221||0.604||308,7|
|7||60||M. VAN DER MARK||BMW M 1000 RR||1'38.298||0.681||307,0|
|8||31||G. GERLOFF||Yamaha YZF R1||1'38.337||0.720||309,6|
|9||21||M. RINALDI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'38.342||0.725||315,9|
|10||91||L. HASLAM||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||1'38.456||0.839||312,3|
|11||32||I. VINALES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'38.506||0.889||302,7|
|12||50||E. LAVERTY||BMW M 1000 RR||1'38.517||0.900||309,6|
|13||7||C. DAVIES||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'38.592||0.975||313,2|
|14||36||L. MERCADO||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||1'38.669||1.052||301,8|
|15||19||A. BAUTISTA||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||1'38.860||1.243||315,9|
|16||76||S. CAVALIERI||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1'38.902||1.285||307,8|
|17||3||K. NOZANE||Yamaha YZF R1||1'39.328||1.711||302,7|
|18||53||T. RABAT||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'39.516||1.899||308,7|
|19||23||C. PONSSON||Yamaha YZF R1||1'40.972||3.355||302,7|
|20||4||L. RIBODINO||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'41.915||4.298||299,3|
|21||39||M. SOLORZA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'42.494||4.877||287,4|