The British rider put in a solid lap but could only manage P4, 0.3 off de Angelis’ time but no matter, a time on the board meant he would have a significant advantage over Di Meglio on the grid in Race 1 and Race 2. Niccolo Canepa (LCR E-Team) then demoted Herrera off the front row, before Niki Tuuli (Ajo MotoE) then set the timing screens alight. Up in sector one, even quicker in sector two and by the third split, the Finnish rider had over three tenths in his pocket. But then, Tuuli was down at Turn 14. The Sachsenring winner didn’t set a lap and he too would have to start from the back of the grid – drama in the title race.