Tom Wrigley had taken his second consecutive Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup pole position with a storming lap at Oulton Park.
Fresh from his treble victory last time out at Donington Park, Wrigley was once again the pace-setter around the undulating Cheshire circuit.
It was Will Burns and Mark Davies who initially traded the fastest times, but it was all change following a mid-session red flag stoppage after Ben Green went off at Old Hall.
Wrigley stormed to the top of the times with a 1m 25.645s effort, which put him nearly four tenths of a second clear of his nearest competitor, Jamie Orton.
Davies was a further three and a half tenths behind, with third being his strongest performance so far since returning to the championship this season.
Burns had to settle for fourth, finishing up just five hundredths of a second shy of the top three, while a positive return for Declan Jones saw him round out the top five.
Callum Pointon edged out Carl Boardley for sixth, with Rob Gaffney in eighth ahead of Green – who had been showing potential top six pace prior to his off.
In the AM class, Grahame Tilley set the pace ahead of the reigning champion Colin White, but only just with less than a tenth of a second splitting them.
Full qualifying results can be found here.