Yamaha’s Broc Parkes used his previous knowledge of the Nurburgring circuit to dominate the opening rain affected Supersport free practice session.
From the opening minutes the Australian set the pace on a dry track and at times enjoyed an advantage of over three seconds.
Fellow Australian Andrew Pitt had no experience at the German track but posted 13 laps to get within 0.8 seconds of Parkes.
Belgium rider Didier Van Keymeulen set the third fastest time on his fast Hoegee Suzuki with Mark Aitchison making it three Australian riders in the top four onboard his BE1 Triumph.
Parkalgar Honda man Craig Jones was the top Brit in seventh closely followed by Ten Kate Honda’s Jonathan Rea in ninth.
Chris Walker finished the session in 12th having run comfortably inside the top ten early on.
Tommy Hill enjoyed a solid return to the race track and after dealing with a small technical problem on his number one machine got just one flying lap before the rain came, but still managed to go 19th quickest.
Graeme Gowland ended up in 30th place onboard his new Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR.
Nurburgring World Supersport free practice one results:
1 B. PARKES AUS Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'02.644
2 A. PITT AUS Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'03.488
3 D. VAN KEYMEULEN BEL RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'03.800
4 M. AITCHISON AUS Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'03.977
5 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Yamaha YZF-R6 2'04.250
6 V. KALLIO FIN Benjan Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'04.407
7 C. JONES GBR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'04.839
8 B. VENEMAN NED RES Software Hoegee Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R600 2'04.868
9 J. REA GBR Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'04.873
10 A. TODE GER G-LAB Racing Sport Evolution Triumph 675 2'04.884
11 M. LAGRIVE FRA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'04.906
12 C. WALKER GBR Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'05.168
13 J. LASCORZ ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'05.421
14 J. GÜNTHER GER Wilbers Racing Triumph 675 2'05.475
15 J. BROOKES AUS Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'06.266
16 J. DE GEA ESP Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'06.386
17 J. CROWE AUS Yamaha Spain Yamaha YZF-R6 2'06.769
18 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Gil Motor Sport Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'06.799
19 T. HILL GBR Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'07.287
20 M. ROCCOLI ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF-R6 2'07.461
21 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'07.778
22 G. NANNELLI ITA Hannspree Honda Althea Honda CBR600RR 2'08.121
23 L. ALFONSI ITA PMS Honda CBR600RR 2'08.180
24 D. DELL'OMO ITA HP Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'08.
25 I. CLEMENTI ITA Triumph Italia BE1 Racing Triumph 675 2'08.407
26 R. HARMS DEN Hannspree Stiggy Motors. Honda Honda CBR600RR 2'08.624
27 W.DE ANGELIS RSM Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 2'08.690
28 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Racing Team Honda CBR600RR 2'08.737
29 A. MAGDA HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'09.748
30 G. GOWLAND GBR Berry Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'09.778
31 S. BARRAGAN ESP Glaner Motocard.com Honda CBR600RR 2'10.355
32 G. LEBLANC FRA CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 2'10.575
33 B. NEMETH HUN Factory Racing Honda CBR600RR 2'12.090