Marc Marquez racked up yet another pole position, his 11th of the season and fourth in a row in 125cc qualifying at Phillip Island.
The Ajo Derbi rider worked with team-mate Sandro Cortese for much of the session, with the duo towing each other around to ever-faster times. While Marquez ended up on pole by 0.6 seconds, the tactic paid off for Cortese too, who completed an Ajo one-two ahead of Marquez's title rivals.
Championship contenders Pol Espargaro (Tuenti Derbi) and Nico Terol (Aspar Aprilia) completed the front row, ahead of Terol's teammate Bradley Smith.
Esteve Rabat held on to sixth despite sitting out the latter stages of qualifying with mechanical problems on his Blusens Aprilia. Efren Vazquez was seventh on the second Tuenti bike, with Tomoyoshi Koyama eighth for Team Germany.
Stipa-Molenaar rider Luis Salom briefly looked like he might sneak a shock row start as he grabbed the tow of the Ajo duo, but a minor accident left him ninth.
After starring in the wet yesterday and putting the Lambretta a sensational third, Danny Kent crashed today and was only 23rd.
Pos Rider Bike Time Gap
1. Marc Marquez Derbi 1m38.236s
2. Sandro Cortese Derbi 1m38.852s + 0.616s
3. Pol Espargaro Derbi 1m38.991s + 0.755s
4. Nicolas Terol Aprilia 1m39.084s + 0.848s
5. Bradley Smith Aprilia 1m39.363s + 1.127s
6. Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1m40.124s + 1.888s
7. Efren Vazquez Derbi 1m40.641s + 2.405s
8. Tomoyoshi Koyama Aprilia 1m40.728s + 2.492s
9. Luis Salom Aprilia 1m40.787s + 2.551s
10. Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 1m41.212s + 2.976s
11. Danny Webb Aprilia 1m41.458s + 3.222s
12. Randy Krummenacher Aprilia 1m41.490s + 3.254s
13. Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 1m42.071s + 3.835s
14. Johann Zarco Aprilia 1m42.202s + 3.966s
15. Marcel Schrotter Honda 1m42.252s + 4.016s
16. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1m42.326s + 4.090s
17. Adrian Martin Aprilia 1m42.556s + 4.320s
18. Jakub Kornfeil Aprilia 1m42.601s + 4.365s
19. Sturla Fagerhaug Aprilia 1m42.657s + 4.421s
20. Luca Marconi Aprilia 1m43.365s + 5.129s
21. Jasper Iwema Aprilia 1m43.403s + 5.167s
22. Joshua Hook Aprilia 1m43.808s + 5.572s
23. Danny Kent Lambretta 1m43.990s + 5.754s
24. Louis Rossi Aprilia 1m44.271s + 6.035s
25. Joel Taylor Aprilia 1m45.456s + 7.220s
26. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Aprilia 1m45.673s + 7.437s
27. Levi Day Honda 1m46.347s + 8.111s
28. Marco Ravaioli Lambretta 1m47.797s + 9.561s
29. Jordan Zamora Honda 1m47.961s + 9.725s
30. Nicky Diles Aprilia 1m48.757s + 10.521s
31. Tommaso Gabrielli Aprilia 1m48.873s + 10.637s