It wasn't a good night for either Sweden or Great Britain. Andreas Jonsson didn't win a race in his five qualifying heats while Antonio Lindback was never on the pace.
Chris Harris can be pleased with his night's work in his first ever Grand Prix - other than as a wild card - and admits that he learned a lot which will help him as the series unfolds.
Scott Nicholls was never in contention for a semi-final place and his night got even worse when he had a heavy crash in his fourth ride. He gamely came out for his fifth but was in pain though early x-rays suggest that he hasn't
broken any bones.
FIM Meridian Lifts Italian Grand Prix:
N.Pedersen (Denmark) 24, G.Hancock (USA) 19, W.Jagus (Poland) 14, J.Crump(Australia) 12, T.Gollob (Poland) 10, H.Andersen (Denmark) 9, J.Hampel(Poland) 8, A.Jonsson (Sweden) 7, C.Harris (Great Britain) 7, M.Zagar (Slovenia) 5, B.Pedersen (Denmark) 5, S.Nicholls (Great Britain) 4,
A.Lindback (Sweden) 3, R.Holta (Norway) 2, M.Carpanese (Italy) 2.