Leon Haslam is hoping for a wet race day at Miller Motorsports Park after drying conditions during Superpole left him floundering in the tight mid-field.
The Briton struggled for pace during the dry FP1 and Q1 sessions, but the arrival of rain saw the BMW rider vault the timesheets during Q2 and FP2, giving him confidence he could challenge towards the front in Superpole.
However, the circuit would turn from wet to damp in time for the deciding session, Haslam struggling to make his bike work on the changeable circuit, eventually culminating in him falling during SP2 to leave him 12th on the grid.
Frustrated at the 'inconsistencies' that have plagued his weekend, Haslam now wants the rain to return to give him a better chance in the races.
“We have been struggling with inconsistency in the electronic settings. The setup we used this morning in heavy rain worked really well, and I felt confident with the bike. Sadly come Superpole the conditions changed, the track began to dry and the settings we had simply weren't working.
“The bike became harder to ride and I ended up crashing trying to push my way into Superpole 3. It's quite frustrating because I felt really good this morning. With regard to tomorrow, it will all depend on the weather conditions, as we definitely have the pace in the wet.”