Gautier Paulin and Tommy Searle dominated the MX1 and MX2 qualifying races respectively, in Fermo, Italy under a warm blue sky.
The MX1 qualifying race was disputed between Gautier Paulin and Christophe Pourcel, who exchanged the lead during the whole moto.
Paulin got the better of Pourcel at the end of the race and rode to a narrow victory. Third was Ken De Dycker and Bobryshev and Sebastien Pourcel completed the top five.
Clement Desalle and Antonio Cairoli made several mistakes during the qualifying race and they finished eighth and thirteenth respectively.
Steven Frossard took part in the qualifying race but he crashed and had to stop in the pitlane because he could not stand the pain. Tomorrow he will try to take part in the warm-up, but his presence in the main races is still uncertain
Australia's Dean Ferris continued to improve qualifying in 19th after a difficult start to the race. Earlier in the day during final practice he was 16th fastest.
“I didn’t have a good start, the track was a bit sketchy at times." said Ferris.
Searle raced to victory in the MX2 qualifying race. - Youthstream
Tommy Searle commanded the MX2 qualifying race from the early stages with his teammate Joel Roelants behind him in second, followed by red plate holder Jeffrey Herlings.
Ferno Qualifying Results:
MX1 1 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA Kawasaki 2 377 Pourcel, Christophe FRA Kawasaki 3 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM 4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda 5 11 Pourcel, Sebastien FRA Kawasaki 6 19 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha 7 121 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki 8 25 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki 9 120 Soubeyras, Cedric FRA Honda 10 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR Yamaha 19 111 Ferris, Dean AUS Kawasaki
MX2 1 100 Searle, Tommy GBR Kawasaki 2 34 Roelants, Joel BEL Kawasaki 3 84 Herlings,Jeffrey NED KTM 4 89 van Horebeek,Jeremy BEL KTM 5 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR KTM 6 23 Charlier,Christophe FRA Yamaha 7 170 Leib, Michael USA Yamaha 8 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA Husqvarna 9 22 Ferrandis, Dylan FRA Kawasaki 10 66 Tonkov, Alexander RUS Honda