Full WSS qualifying results from Misano

Federico Caricasulo has dominanted Superpole qualifying to take pole position at his home round on the GRT Yamaha by almost half a second.

The Italian rider had impressively led during free practice at Misano and duly converted his speed into pole position with a 1m 37.694s to pull out 0.491s on nearest challenger Jules Cluzel.

Cluzel will look to maximise his opportunity starting on the front row with main World Supersport championship rivals struggling in qualifying.

With Randy Krummenacher (Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha) and Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta) qualifying third and fourth respectively, it was somewhat of a recovery job for championship leader Sandro Cortese who crashed on his opening qualifying lap.

The Kallio Racing Yamaha rider was able to return to action with four minutes of the session remaining but his lap was only good enough for fifth on the grid.

Defending World Supersport champion Lucas Mahias also struggled, making a mistake on his fastest lap, which saw him stuck down in sixith place for GRT Yamaha.

Wildcard rider Stefano Valtulini has continued to impress for Pleo Racing Kawasaki in seventh place ahead of Kyle Smith who crashed out on his final lap for CIA Landlords Insurance Honda.

Smith is joined on row three by Puccetti Kawasaki’s Hikari Okubo with Anthony West (EAB Racing Kawasaki), Sheridan Morais (Puccetti Kawasaki) and Marco Bussolotti (Rosso-Corsa Yamaha) completing the fourth row.