Once again it was Phil House who took the honours, claiming the first pole position and thus two points in the VW Racing Cup. His time was just shy of the two-minute mark, with his rivals stacked up behind.
A wet and damp Oulton Park circuit greeted the twenty-seven car grid as they barreled around the Cheshire countryside. Defending champion Phil House returned with the JW Bird Motorsports outfit and will be determined to claim a strong start ahead of the new season.
It was his championship rival from last year that took the first stab at him though, with Tom Witts setting the early pace. Times continued to drop with Kieran Gordon pulling out a second gap to his rivals by half distance.
Before long, Darrelle Wilson joined the party, temporarily holding second before the front-runners pushed him back on the dying lap.
A final gasp from House gave him the pole position with Witts just 0.08 seconds behind. Bobby Thompson who returns after moving to Team HARD lines up third ahead of Gordon who failed to string a lap together at the end.
Wilson and Benjamin Wallace completed the third row, while a disastrous session for the new Audi TT‘s saw the #9 driven by Simon Walton end up in the barrier at turn one, he’ll start twenty-second.