Tyco TAS Suzuki rider Josh Brookes has claimed his third pole position of the season at Donington Park today, edging out Showdown hopeful Alex Lowes.
The pair were the riders to beat throughout the three qualifying sessions, trading places at the top of the timesheets several times.
Reigning champion and championship leader Tommy Hill will start from the third on the grid, with Samsung Honda's Jon Kirkham completing the front row.
The second row comprises of James Westmoreland, Tommy Bridewell, Michael Rutter and Luca Scassa.
Showdown contenders Noriyuki Haga and Ian Lowry both failed to break in to the top 10, qualifying 12th and 14th respectively.
Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) 1m:30.085s
Alex Lowes (WFR Honda) +0.116s
Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha) +0.274s
Jon Kirkham (Samsung Honda) +0.472s
James Westmoreland (WFR Honda) +0.503s
Tommy Bridewell (Supersonic BMW) +0.705s
Michael Rutter (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) +0.812s
Luca Scassa (Padgetts Honda) +1.066s
Patric Muff (Supersonic BMW) +1.956s
Michael Laverty (Supersonic BMW)