W Series championship leader Jamie Chadwick will start the final race of the season at Brands Hatch Grand Prix from pole position.
Chadwick needs a podium in the race later today to guarantee her the title, and set a best time of 1m22.425s to go fastest right at the end of qualifying.
The times kept tumbling and the lead changed a number of times in what was a tightly contested session, with Alice Powell having to settle for second after being fastest late on.
Esmee Hawkey made it a all-British top three, setting a best time of 1m22.804s, ahead of free practice pacesetter and Assen winner Emma Kimialinen.
Kimilainen had looked to be challenging for pole throughout qualifying but she made a couple of mistakes, the latter – where she went off heading up to Westfield – meant she was unable to set one last flying lap and she pulled in to the pits with a minute remaining.
Chadwick’s sole title rival Beitske Visser could only manage fifth, nearly eight tenths off pole after having a problem-hit time in free practice.
Fabienne Wohlwend was sixth fastest with Miki Koyama, Sarah Moore, Jessica Hawkins and Vicky Piria rounding out the top 10.
|1||Jamie Chadwick||Great Britain||1m22.425s|
|2||Alice Powell||Great Britain||+0.368s|
|3||Esmee Hawkey||Great Britain||+0.439s|
|8||Sarah Moore||Great Britain||+1.109s|
|9||Jessica Hawkins||Great Britain||+1.147s|
|15||Tasmin Pepper||South Africa||+1.913s|