Rea led Pata Racing Team Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli and Suzuki’s Leon Camier with his time of 1:39.064 to top the sheet at the circuit.
The usually fast Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was one of the quick men once again in fourth, while rookie rider Davide Giugliano of Althea Racing Ducati ran out fifth.
Championship leader Max Biaggi of the Aprilia Racing Team finished sixth fastest.
Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) fell in the session, but still posted a lap time good enough for seventh, one ahead of his team-mate Marco Melandri, who is one of three championship challengers still in contention for the title this weekend.
- Kawasaki Racing Team
- Sylvain Guintoli
- Tom Sykes
- Leon Haslam