747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory's Gozzini tried to improve his teammate's time, but the Italian could only finish second, half a second behind Chareyre. The Italian is at the moment second in the point standings thanks to his consistency and he hopes to be back on the podium this weekend after missing it in Sankt Wendel.
PMR H2O Aprilia Racing's Van Den Bosch was third, but he was only one hundredth of a second behind Italian Gozzini. The French clinched the top of the podium in the first GP of the season, but in Sankt Wendel he was just eighth overall. VDB expects to do a good performance tomorrow and improve his third position in the Championship.
Fourth classified was Husqvarna CH Racing's Hermunen, who was very close to the three fastest riders of today's session. The Finnish arrived in Triscina with the disappointing feeling of the fifth overall position in Sankt Wendel and tomorrow he will ride for the overall victory he lost in the last race in Germany.
Rigo Racing Suzuki's Occhini obtained his best qualifying result of the season in today's time practise. The Italian is willing to finish among the top ten riders in tomorrow's overall classification and improve his 14th position in the Championship.
Lazzarini, who is not fully fit due to a pulmonary bronchitis, was sixth behind his compatriot Occhini. Seventh was German Hiemer, who crashed during his last lap when he was trying to improve his time practice, and Bussei managed to be eighth in his come back from his knee injury of Sankt Wendel.
Adrien Chareyre struggled during the opening day of the Sicilian GP and could only be eleventh behind Italians Ravaglia and Gaspardone.
Balducci, who returned from a back injury suffered in Sankt Wendel, was 13th and Sicilian Pirri could only finish 19th.
After obtaining his best GP result of the season in Sankt Wendel, Delepine finished 15th in Triscina.
S1 Qualifying top ten: 1. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 1:11.561; 2. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), +0:00.573; 3. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:00.714; 4. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:01.317; 5. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), +0:01.492; 6. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:01.540; 7. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), +0:01.580; 8. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:01.593; 9. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:02.225; 10. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:02.365;