Cal Crutchlow has vowed to bounce back in the World Superbike races at Imola after a tumble during Superpole left him on the third row of the grid.

The Briton was tipped for a pole position challenge, but while he was fastest in the wet SP1 phase, a fall on his first flying lap of SP2 at Tamburello forced him back into the pit lane.

Returning to the track in time for one last effort, although Crutchlow looked on course for a safe path into SP3, a mistake at Rivazza saw him take a trip across the gravel trap and out of contention. As such, he will start in 12th position.

"I'm a little bit sore after the crash but I'm not too worried about tomorrow's races. I think I know why I crashed; I had a cold tyre on the right hand side from not going fast enough on the out lap. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's races and we'll see how we get on."

Still, Crutchlow fared better than Toseland, who mis-judged his lap time during SP1 to get bumped down to 17th position at the death by Lorenzo Lanzi.

"It's fair to say that rain has spoiled play today here at Imola, not just for me but for Cal also, so as a team we are very disappointed.

"We've had good top speed all weekend and good race pace and I was really looking forward to Superpole to see what we could do. I'm starting from the fifth row of the grid tomorrow but there have been other unlucky guys out there as well."