Broc Parkes will start from his first World Supersport pole position of the season after Kawasaki continued their domination of the Motorland Aragon event.

The Australian held provisional pole position overnight, but faced competition from his Kawasaki Motocard.com team-mate David Salom for the definitive spoils.

Though lap times would come down throughout Q2, Parkes - who assumed the championship lead with his first win of the season at Misano a week ago - would hold onto his position with a best of 2mins 02.093secs, three tenths quicker than Salom.

Sam Lowes gave chase but he would finish more than six tenths off pole position, while countryman Chaz Davies completed the front row.

Luca Scassa bounced back from his morning crash to claim fifth on the grid, while Lorenzini by Leoni's Massimo Roccoli made it three Kawasakis inside the top six with the sixth fastest time. Fabien Foret starts in seventh place, while James Ellison lifted himself into a top ten position with the eighth best lap.

Robbin Harms and Roberto Tamburini completed the top ten, edging out Gino Rea, who will start 12th after losing time with an accident.