Joan Lascorz and James Toseland will not progress to Superpole at Miller Motorsports Park after rain washed away any attempts to improve their Q1 lap times.
With only sixteen riders progressing to the grid-deciding session, Lascorz and Toseland found themselves in the wrong position as rain prevented any rider from getting close to their personal best time during Q2.
The result is a particular disappointment for Kawasaki's Lascorz, who missed the top sixteen cut in Q1 by just 36 hundredths of a second. On the flip side, 16th place Leon Haslam will be breathing a sigh of relief.
The session itself was topped by Aprilia's Leon Camier, the Briton circulating with a best of 2mins 04.901secs, some 16 seconds down on his Q1 effort, while Jakub Smrz, Haslam and weekend pace setter Carlos Checa were second, third and fourth best respectively.
Sylvain Guintoli backed up his Effenbert Liberty Ducati team-mate in fifth, ahead of Max Biaggi, Tom Sykes, Ayrton Badovini, Jonathan Rea and Noriyuki Haga, though the top ten was split by five and a half seconds as some pushed harder than others in the rain.
Yamaha's Marco Melandri was the only rider to fall in the difficult conditions, but he got back to set the 13th best lap.
Joining Lascorz and Toseland in the lower reaches of the field will be Mark Aitchison in 19th, Maxime Berger in 20th and Roberto Rolfo in 21st.