Leon Haslam will start from the third row of the grid for the second race in succession after falling foul of his bike's tendency to accelerate into bends.
Haslam had hoped for an upturn in fortunes at Brno, a circuit that has been kind to the BMW team over the past two seasons, but while he says the previous issue of grip has been solved, it is highlighting another problem with the S1000RR pushing into corners.
As such, Haslam says he made a mistake on his flying lap, which left him vulnerable to improvements around him, the 2010 runner-up duly being dropped to 13th on the grid.
“As soon as we have rear grip on the bike we come across a lot of issues. The bike gets better the older the tyre gets, but with a new grippy tyre the issues start. The engine still accelerates into the corners, which on this circuit is quite difficult.
“The rear grip with the bike was really good with the qualifying tyre. I made a mistake on that lap with the engine push. So less than a tenth again and we are out. Our race pace is quite good, and this circuit is a bit wider and flowing, so we just need another good start and then we will try to get the best result we can.”