Ten Kate Honda men Sebastien Charpentier and Kenan Sofuoglu may have sat out the opening wet free practice session this morning, but they stormed to the top of the leader board this afternoon to secure first and second in the opening qualifying session.
Sebastien Charpentier took the top spot with a best lap of 1m41.366sec less than 0.3sec slower than last year’s best lap set by Kevin Curtain.
Charpentier’s provisional pole marks a return to form after a tough race last time out at Brands Hatch.
Newly crowned champion Kenan Sofuoglu set the pace for the majority of the session before being knocked off the top spot by his team-mate.
Third went to Brands Hatch race winner Broc Parkes who recently re-signed for the factory Yamaha team for another season in World Supersport.
Japan’s Katsuaki Fujiwara secured fourth place and needs a good result this weekend to maintain his third place in the championship standings onboard his Altea Honda.
Tommy Hill got to grips with the Lausitz circuit in no time. Having completed just seven laps in the damp this morning the Yamaha rider impressed with his pace to go sixth fastest and is confident he can further improve tomorrow.
Craig Jones made a slow start to end the opening day in 15th place.
Lausitzring World Supersport qualifying one results:
1 CHARPENTIER S. FRA Honda CBR600RR 1'41.366
2 SOFUOGLU K. TUR Honda CBR600RR 1'41.837
3 PARKES B. AUS Yamaha YZF-R6 1'41.994
4 FUJIWARA K. JPN Honda CBR600RR 1'42.280
5 LAGRIVE M. FRA Honda CBR600RR 1'42.534
6 KALLIO V. FIN Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.160
7 HILL T. GBR Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.215
8 CHECA D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.272
9 LASCORZ J. ESP Honda CBR600RR 1'43.282
10 GIMBERT S. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.340
11 SANNA S. ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'43.461
12 RIBA P. ESP Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.523
13 BROOKES J. AUS Honda CBR600RR 1'43.586
14 VENEMAN B. NED Suzuki GSX-R600 1'43.639
15 JONES C. GBR Honda CBR600RR 1'43.683
16 VIZZIELLO G. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.774
17 ROCCOLI M. ITA Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.775
18 FORET F. FRA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.780
19 HARMS R. DEN Honda CBR600RR 1'43.785
20 IVANOV V. RUS Yamaha YZF-R6 1'43.885
21 NANNELLI G. ITA Ducati 749R 1'43.936
22 ALFONSI L. ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'44.142
23 BOCCOLINI G. ITA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.159
24 SANCHINI M. ITA Honda CBR600RR 1'44.297
25 LEBLANC G. FRA Honda CBR600RR 1'44.340
26 NEBEL S. GER Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.434
27 ENJOLRAS J. FRA Yamaha YZF-R6 1'44.530
28 SALOM D. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 1'44.756
29 TIZON A. ESP Yamaha YZF-R6 1'45.022
30 RICHTER R. GER Honda CBR600RR 1'45.078
31 GOWLAND G. GBR Honda CBR600RR 1'45.407
32 PRAIA M. POR Honda CBR600RR 1'45.663
33 GÜNTHER J. GER Honda CBR600RR 1'45.972
34 CAJBACK N. SWE Honda CBR600RR 1'46.672