Q1 was a crazy session in which we had again a lot of surprises and where everyone waited until the last second and Tony Arbolino took a big risk going out just in the final moments but it could have been a disaster as long as his bike turned off for some seconds but Arbolino was still able to do a last fast lap but it was not enough to get the access to Q2.
Also Aron Canet was out and was not even able to perform a last attempt taking the chequered flag and ended in 8th the first session of qualifying. A little disaster for championship leader who has to start from 22nd position tomorrow.
At the end it was Ai Ogura snatching the first time ahead of Dennis Foggia, Jakub Kornfeil and John McPhee with every rider who improved their own lap time in their last attempt going out of the box just in the final minutes.
It was pretty much the same story also in Q2 where Ayumu Sasaki got the pole position ahead of Kaito Toba for just 0.057s. Good qualifying session for Leopard duo with Marcos Ramirez ending the first row and Lorenzo Dalla Porta finishing 4th followed by a good Romano Fenati.
Jakub Kornfeil seemed to have the pace for pole position but finished in 6th, with Albert Arenas 7th and Dennis Foggia 8th, while Gabriel Rodrigo was 9th. Niccolò Antonelli had a great chance as long as Canet and Arbolino are far but Sic58 Squadra Corse could not go over 17th place ahead just of Sergio Garcia, crashed in the early stages.