Ex-Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan narrowly defeated his less experienced team-mate Vittorio Ghirelli in qualifying at Donington Park to secure his fourth consecutive pole position.
Two red flags had interrupted the bulk of the qualifying session but a late lap from Karthikeyan put him 0.097 seconds clear of Ghirelli.
The Super Nova pair finished up with a dominant advantage over the rest of the field, with third-placed Kevin Giovesi falling 0.429s short of the Indian veteran.
Double GP3 race winner Robert Visoiu claimed his best qualifying result in Auto GP to make it an all-Ghinzani second row. The third row will be formed of championship leader Kimiya Sato and his nearest challenger Sergio Campana, the Italian ahead.
Tamas Pal Kiss was seventh quickest ahead of Roberto La Rocca, Daniel De Jong and Andrea Roda.
|1||Narain Karthikeyan||Super Nova||1:17.132||17|
|2||Vittorio Ghirelli||Super Nova||1:17.229||0.097||17|
|3||Kevin Giovesi||Ghinzani Motorsport||1:17.561||0.429||17|
|4||Robert Visoiu||Ghinzani Motorsport||1:17.688||0.556||18|
|5||Sergio Campana||Ibiza Racing Team||1:17.702||0.570||16|
|6||Kimiya Sato||Euronova Racing||1:17.851||0.719||17|
|7||Tamas Pal Kiss||Ibiza Racing Team||1:17.967||0.835||16|
|8||Roberto La Rocca||Comtec by Virtuosi||1:18.356||1.224||21|
|9||Daniel De Jong||Manor MP Motorsport||1:18.365||1.233||15|
|10||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||1:18.513||1.381||19|
|11||Meindert van Buuren||Manor MP Motorsport||1:19.105||1.973||12|
|12||Yoshitaka Kuroda||Euronova Racing||1:19.626||2.494||16|
|13||Max Snegirev||Virtuosi UK||1:19.919||2.787||18|
|14||Michele La Rosa||MLR 71||1:21.052||3.920||19|