Carl Boardley picked up his maiden Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup pole position during a close-fought qualifying session at Silverstone.
The Supercup cars were first on track this morning, meaning as the track rubbered in the times continued to tumble, with Callum Pointon the first to lap in under a minute.
It was Boardley, Tom Wrigley, Jamie Orton and Mark Davies who joined him in the battle for pole position, with the top five regularly split by less than a quarter of a second.
Any chance of a dramatic conclusion to the session was curtailed by light rainfall however, meaning it was Boardley who emerged on top by just three hundredths of a second from Orton.
Championship leader Wrigley qualified third, just 0.066s off the poleman, but a grid penalty carried across from Rockingham means he will line up in fifth.
Davies finished up fourth, but he also has a three place grid penalty from the last meeting, meaning his team-mate Pointon is promoted into third on the grid, having finished fifth in the times.
Ben Green completes the top four ahead of Wrigley and Davies, with the former crucially still starting ahead of his title rival Will Burns, who is seventh ahead of debutants Jack Mitchell and Ollie Chadwick.
Colin White took another AM class pole position in eleventh overall, sandwiched between Pro class runners Rob Gaffney and Reece Somerfield.
White’s nearest class runner, Fraser Robertson, was four tenths of a second adrift, with Grahame Tilley, Chris Ingram and David Brooks rounding out the class top five.
Full qualifying results can be found here.