Danny Webb, who broke a bone in his foot in Le Mans, will be looking to get back to scoring points for the Ambrogio Racing team from ninth place on the grid. He had scored points at every round until concussion meant he could not race in France.
Alex Marquez, younger brother of MotoGP's Marc Marquez, continues to impress in his first full season and gives his Estrella Galicia team two bikes inside the top ten.
British rider John McPhee had been as high as fourth in the session and starts from 14th for the Caretta Technology team, giving himself a great shot at a first top ten finish after finishing 11th at the last two races.
Popular Italian rider Romano Fenati could only push his San Carlo Team Italia bike to 20th on the grid. The Honda rider finished last seasons Mugello Grand Prix in second, behind Vinales.