1. Jonathan Rea GBR Castrol Honda CBR1000RR 1min 37.490s
2. Eugene Laverty IRL Yamaha WSBK YZF R1 1min 37.600s
3. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1min 37.932s
4. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 1min 38.006s
5. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1min 38.094s
6. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1min 38.094s
7. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 38.131s
8. Marco Melandri ITA Yamaha WSBK YZF R1 1min 38.562s

9. Noriyuki Haga JPN PATA Aprilia RSV-4 1min 38.137s
10. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1min 38.204s
11. Maxime Berger FRA Supersonic Ducati 1098R 1min 38.347s
12 Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 38.516s

13. Jakub Smrz CZE Effenbert Liberty Ducati 1098R 1min 38.524s
14. Michel Fabrizio ITA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1min 38.565s
15. Mark Aitchison AUS Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 38.623s
16. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia S1000RR 1min 38.687s

Will not progress to Superpole

17. Javier Fores ESP BMW Italia S1000RR 1min 39.230s
18. Roberto Rolfo ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 39.982s

Magny-Cours official WSBK lap records Best lap: Jonathan Rea GBR Castrol Honda CBR1000RR 1m 37.490s (2011) Race lap record: Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1098 1m 38.619s (2009)