Factory Yamaha man Cal Crutchlow looked odds on to claim his sixth pole position of his World Supersport career but had to settle for second position to the inform Italian Michel Pirro riding the Lorenzini Yamaha. Pirro’s pole position was the first time an Italian rider secured the number one spot since Michel Fabrizio in 2005 when he rode for Honda.
On his final fast lap Crutchlow was nearly half a second up on his second split, but was forced to back of due to rain at the end of the lap to avoid the risk of a crash.
Third place went to another local Italian Massimo Roccoli who secured far and away his best qualifying position of the year onboard his Intermoto Honda.
Kawasaki rider Katsuaki Fujiwara had an impressive day to secure fourth and in doing so outpaced his team-mate Joan Lascorz who could only manage the tenth fastest time.
Gianluca Nannelli showed that home advantage counts at Misano to take fifth onboard the BE1 Triumph with Anthony West making a welcome return to form onboard the Stiggy Honda in sixth.
Eugene Laverty managed to hold onto a second row grid position in eighth, but is significantly 0.961 s off pole, leaving him with work to do tomorrow if he wants to keep pressure on Crutchlow i.
1 51 M. PIRRO ITA Yamaha Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.498
2 35 C. CRUTCHLOW GBR Yamaha World Supersport Team Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.508
3 55 M.ROCCOLI ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'40.509
4 21 K. FUJIWARA JPN Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.994
5 69 G. NANNELLI ITA ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.109
6 13 A. WEST AUS Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.425
7 8 M.AITCHISON AUS Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'41.458
8 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.459
9 1 A. PITT AUS HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'41.666
10 26 J. LASCORZ ESP Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.963
11 54 K. SOFUOGLU TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'42.012
12 9 D. DELL'OMO ITA Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'42.563
13 24 G. MCCOY AUS ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675 1'42.903
14 105 G. VIZZIELLO ITA Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'43.240
15 30 J. GÜNTHER GER RES Software Veidec Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'43.665
16 117 M. PRAIA POR Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR 1'43.707
17 127 R. HARMS DEN Veidec Racing RES Software Honda CBR600RR 1'44.142
18 99 F. FORET FRA Yamaha World Supersport Team Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.256
19 28 A. VOS NED Veidec Racing RES Software Honda CBR600RR 1'44.582
20 77 B. VENEMAN NED Bazza Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'44.953
21 40 F. GENTILE ITA Honda Althea Racing Honda CBR600RR 1'45.067
22 44 A. BRANNETTI ITA WCR Byke Service Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.255
23 25 M. LAVERTY GBR Echo CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR600RR 1'45.279
24 5 T. PRADITA INA YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.963
25 7 P. VOSTÁREK CZE Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1'47.251
26 88 Y. GUERRA ESP Holiday Gym Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1'47.266
27 96 M. SMRZ CZE MS Racing Triumph Daytona 675 1'51.235
28 22 R. MURESAN ROU MS Romania Racing Triumph Daytona 675 1'53.015
29 101 K. COGHLAN GBR Holiday Gym Racing Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.846