Christian Gamarino (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki) secured his first ever pole position start today after Qualifying 2 for the Superstock 600 class at the Nurburgring. The youngster from Genova broke into the 2'02s barrier to set a new best lap of the circuit in 2'01.723, few minutes before the end of the session. Lower temperatures did not prevent top riders to improve their times, with yesterday's leader Alessandro Nocco and Franco Morbidelli (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) to secure a front row start for this afternoon's 10-lap race.
Two-time race winner Gauthier Duwelz (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha) ended up fourth, ahead of competitive Niki Tuuli from Finland (Niki Tuuli Racing Yamaha), Australian Adrian Nestorovic (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha) and current Championship leader Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Honda). Two Italian rider had crashes in the second qualifying session: Nicola Morrentino (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) at Turn 8 and Luca Salvadori (Pata by Martini Team Yamaha) at Turn 11.