With almost perfect weather conditions the 25 protagonists relished the opportunity to fine tune their machines.
The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action
Tom Sykes is looking to return to his previous winning form.
The 2015 eni FIM World Superbike Championship officially began with a series of events that also celebrated 25 years of WorldSBK competition at the iconic Phillip Island GP Circuit.
The second time this year for Davide Giugliano as pole sitter.
Because of the weather, the race distance was reduced to 19 laps.
The first ever WSBK race to be held under floodlights has been won by Sylvain Guintoli.
Haslam and Lowes complete the podium, Torres ahead of Sykes in fourth.
The 24-year-old Englishman was the first rider to break the 1’35 barrier to record a 1’34.685s lap time.