San Carlo Team Italia rider Romano Fenati missed much of the session with a fuel supply issue but recovered with a determined late effort to place eleventh.
British rider Danny Webb starts 18th for the Ambrogio Racing squad despite a late highside at museum corner. He starts just ahead of his fellow countryman John McPhee who placed 19th for the Caretta Team.
Youngest rider in the field Livio Loi starts from 21st in his second outing for the Marc VDS Team while the only female in the paddock Ana Carrasco placed 24th for Team Calvo.
Efren Vazquez took no part in the session after breaking his collarbone when falling from his Mahindra in FP2.