What more could you want from a Saturday morning like this one? For more information, ask Scott Redding who, on his Ducati, scored his first Superbike pole. At the last available attempt, the Aruba rider reached a time trial of 1'38"736, preceding Johnny Rea by 34 thousandths.
The Cannibal tried to question the performance of the Aruba rider, but every attempt was in vain, so much so that he had to settle for a second time. Up front, along with them, was Tom Sykes's BMW that, once again, confirms his potential on the flying lap, with only 40 thousandths from the top, while Michael van der Mark will start 4th.
After a Friday in the shadows, we see the Yamaha again with its Dutch rider opening the second row, followed by Toprak Razgatlioglu and Loris Baz. Chaz Davies was only 7th, lacking the inspiration to stay with the best, then came Bautista's and Haslam's Hondas. As we can see from the times, the top ten are enclosed within one second, with Michael Ruben Rinaldi is confirmed in that top ten riding the Go Elven team's Panigale V4.
The rider from Romagna, the fastest of all yesterday in the FP2s, precedes Laverty's BMW, while Federico Caricasulo is 13th. Marco Melandri will start in 19th.