Cup class contender Dan Thackeray claimed pole position in difficult conditions at Snetterton, during a Qualifying session which was red flagged, saw several drivers were off track as they fought to find some grip.
Max Edmundson struggled in the early stages of the 15 minute session, going off at Riches and making slight contact with the barrier which saw him out of the session whilst Area Motorsport team-mate Matt Luff set the early pace going quickest before teammate and title contender Alistair Camp set a quicker time of 1:41.131.
The pace soon heated up as Camp became the first driver to dip below a lap of 1 minute 40 seconds with a time of 1:39.612 halfway through the session. Thackeray moved up to second with a 1:40.201 whilst Luff and Morgan Bailey were inside the top five.
It was Thackeray who would take an important pole position with under six minutes of the session left setting a time of 1:39.063 as Luff claimed second on the grid, just nine-thousandths of a second behind. Camp alongside, having gone off at Riches and causing the session to be reds flagged and called
Harvey Caton starts from fifth place in the JWB Motorsport Civic EP3 whilst the title contender Morgan Bailey starts from sixth place. Jack Harding lines up in seventh place on the grid with Will Redford alongside whilst Brad Lane and championship returnee David Buky complete the top ten for race one.
Jordan Brennan starts from eleventh spot with Edmundson alongside in twelfth, whilst Loui Hounsell adds to his pole position tally in the Production, starting thirteenth overall.
Adam Prebble, the latest guest driver in the Pro Alloys Racing squad will go from fourteenth place ahead of teammate Owen Hillman, Alfie Jeakins (Production), the returning Adam Kruger, Jeff Alden and Mark Hughes (Production) complete the grid.