As was the case on Saturday morning, Davide Giugliano headed the final free practice session before his first Superpole session of the year while the Kawasakis of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes laid down an ominous race pace.

A session that was delayed by 20 minutes due to oil on the track, 25-year old Giugliano set two final laps that pushed him to the top of time sheets.

His late run somewhat took the shine of what had been a dominant display from Rea and Sykes until then. Spending much of the session first and second, just two thousandths of a second separated the battling team-mates at the session's close.

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With six minutes of the session remaining, Sykes was on course to better Rea's time until a mistake in the final sector lost him several valuable tenths of a second.

Aprilia's Leon Haslam broke up the Kawasaki-Ducati status quo of the weekend by pushing Chaz Davies back to fifth. Haslam ended the 30-minutes 0.44s back of Giugliano with Davies a further half second back of the Englishman.

Michael van der Mark, who spent much of the first three free practice sessions outside the top ten, made considerable gains in the pre-lunchtime shakedown. The Dutchman's time was less than a tenth slower than Davies and was good enough for sixth.

Ayrton Badovini (+1.51s), Jordi Torres (+1.59s) and Leon Camier (+1.64s) placed seventh, eighth and ninth while Alex Lowes finished tenth fastest.