Frenchman only rider under 1.39s barrier.
Kenan Sofuoglu had the 7th Supersport championship Pole Position of the year snatched away from him in the closing moments of a scorching qualifying session at the Misano World Circuit – Marco Simoncelli.
The former multiple champion had an eventful session, crashing his Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki after looking comfortable at the top of the timing sheet. The Turk would eventually finish 4th after blistering laps from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse), championship leader Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport) and Italian Raffaele De Rosa (CIA Insurance Honda) pushed him back onto row two.
Ratthapark Wilairot (Core PTR Honda) was an impressive fifth ahead of Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) who improved at the end of the 45 minute thriller.
Jack Kennedy (CIA Insurance Honda) and Alex Baldolini (ATK Racing MV Agusta) also crashed and will start tomorrow’s 19 laps World Supersport race from 10th and 17th on the grid respectively.