Marc Marquez has taken pole position for the Italian Moto2 Grand Prix after a wet qualifying session at Mugello.
Unlike the previous 125 and MotoGP sessions, Moto2 qualifying saw wets fitted for the entire session.
However, a dry line began to develop in the final minutes, prompting a sudden increase in speed.
Marquez pushed fellow rookie Bradley Smith off pole with two-minutes to go, only for Sammarinese star Alex de Angelis to bump the Repsol Suter rider off the top spot on his final lap.
But double race winner Marquez also saved his best for last and claimed his second 600cc pole by a huge 0.585sec on his last lap.
Smith was 1.3sec behind the Spaniard but still held on to third and his first ever Moto2 front row, with fellow Tech 3 rider Xavier Simeon completing a great day for the French chassis manufacturer in fourth.
World championship leader Stefan Bradl, who led this morning's dry final practice, was also in contention for pole in the final minute - but looked to run out of fuel on the way to the finish line and was left in seventh place.
The Viessmann Kiefer rider, winner of four of the seven races so far this year, will start Sunday's race with a 57-point lead over Marquez.
Qualifying - Mugello:
1. Marquez (Suter) 2min 5.312sec
2. de Angelis (MotoBI) +0.585s
3. Smith (Tech 3) +1.305s
4. Simeon (Tech 3) +1.445s
5. Krummenacher (Kalex) +1.629s
6. P. Espargaro (FTR) +1.651s
7. Bradl (Kalex) +1.701s
8. Pasini (FTR) +1.711s
9. Kallio (Suter) +1.835s
10. West (MZ) +1.937s
28. Redding (Suter) +3.953s