World Supersport qualifying was twenty minutes long, with Jules Cluzel almost eight tenths of a second quicker than the rest of the field on Friday, setting the lap record.
Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter were the last riders to head to the track, letting Manuel Gonzalez and Philipp Oettl hit the top spot before they recorded a flying lap. Oettl's opening lap was a 1'43.516 but Dominique Aegerter set a 1'43.121 and held top spot until Manuel Gonzalez's second lap, a 1'42.693, moved him up. As Dominique Aegerter was on his second lap, Jules Cluzel set a 1'42.174, half a second quicker than anyone else.
Cluzel then set a 1'42.165 on his third lap, but Dominique Aegerter was just over a tenth off his pace as riders pitted in with ten minutes left. However, Jules Cluzel didn't put back in and had the track to himself, setting a 1'42.139 followed by a 1'41.930 as everyone else watched on from their boxes.
Jules Cluzel stayed out for one more lap on his red-stickered SCX tyre, then another a quarter of a second off his best lap, but even his slower laps were better than second-best Dominique Aegerter. Cluzel with traffic filling the track slipped in 1'41.740, a new lap record by almost two tenths of a second on his eighth lap.
Steven Odendaal pushed up to second quickest, three tenths slower than Cluzel, with Dominique Aegerter under two tenths slower and Can Oncu splitting the pair, third quickest. Manuel Gonzalez slipped into third before the flag came out and Aegerter and Gonzalez were the only riders on hot laps as the flag came out and Cluzel finally pitted in.
Jules Cluzel, with a no-stop strategy, claimed pole position by over a third of a second over Steven Odendaal, with Manuel Gonzalez filling the last place on the front row. Can Oncu headed the second row alongside Dominique Aegerter, unable to improve his pace on the last lap, and Valentin Debise.
Jules Cluzel recorded ten lap times, four of which would have earned him pole position.
|1||16||J. CLUZEL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'41.740||268,9|
|2||4||S. ODENDAAL||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.075||0.335||270,9|
|3||81||M. GONZALEZ||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.080||0.340||266,2|
|4||61||C. ONCU||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.136||0.396||271,6|
|5||77||D. AEGERTER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.173||0.433||267,6|
|6||53||V. DEBISE||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.199||0.459||265,6|
|7||3||R. DE ROSA||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.348||0.608||266,9|
|8||56||P. SEBESTYEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.508||0.768||268,2|
|9||66||N. TUULI||MV Agusta F3 675||1'42.710||0.970||264,3|
|10||40||U. ORRADRE||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.728||0.988||270,2|
|11||5||P. OETTL||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'42.745||1.005||268,9|
|12||38||H. SOOMER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.790||1.050||268,2|
|13||25||M. BRENNER||Yamaha YZF R6||1'42.858||1.118||266,9|
|14||95||V. TAKALA||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.010||1.270||267,6|
|15||28||G. VAN STRAALEN||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.194||1.454||263,6|
|16||74||A. GONZALEZ||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.820||2.080||262,4|
|17||32||S. MORAIS||Yamaha YZF R6||1'43.908||2.168||261,7|
|18||24||L. TACCINI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'44.491||2.751||266,9|
|19||64||J. BUIS||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1'46.086||4.346||266,2|
|20||57||M. PETRATTI||Yamaha YZF R6||1'46.403||4.663||261,7|