Colin Noble scored a first Protyre Formula Renault pole position at the final round of the season at Silverstone, with champion Pietro Fittipaldi claiming honours for the other race.
Noble came out on top of an open fight for race one pole in the first of the two qualifying sessions, where the top six out of nine competing drivers were covered by just 0.256 seconds.
Noble edged out second-place Piers Hickin by two hundredths of a second. Matteo Ferrer was third, with Fittipaldi, TJ Fischer and Alex Gill following closely behind.
In the later session – to set the grid for race two – Fittpaldi, who wrapped up his maiden single-seater title at Croft last weekend, was 0.105 seconds clear of second-placed MGR team-mate Ferrer.
Ferrer, one of three drivers fighting over second place in the standings, was followed by Hickin, Noble, Gill and Fischer.
Patrick Dussault, last-minute returnee Michael Epps and Jack Butel completed the nine runners in both sessions.
|Qualifying 1||?||Qualifying 2|
|1||Colin Noble||MGR Motorsport||56.529||1||Pietro Fittipaldi||MGR Motorsport||56.572|
|2||Piers Hickin||Scorpio Motorsport||56.549||0.020||2||Matteo Ferrer||MGR Motorsport||56.677||0.105|
|3||Matteo Ferrer||MGR Motorsport||56.659||0.130||3||Piers Hickin||Scorpio Motorsport||56.711||0.139|
|4||Pietro Fittipaldi||MGR Motorsport||56.735||0.206||4||Colin Noble||MGR Motorsport||56.780||0.208|
|5||TJ Fischer||Cliff Dempsey Racing||56.746||0.217||5||Alex Gill||Fortec Motorsports||57.139||0.567|
|6||Alex Gill||Fortec Motorsports||56.785||0.256||6||TJ Fischer||Cliff Dempsey Racing||57.167||0.595|
|7||Patrick Dussault||Cliff Dempsey Racing||57.178||0.649||7||Patrick Dussault||Cliff Dempsey Racing||57.414||0.842|
|8||Michael Epps||SWB Motorsport||57.364||0.835||8||Michael Epps||SWB Motorsport||57.811||1.239|
|9||Jack Butel||SWB Motorsport||58.678||2.149||9||Jack Butel||SWB Motorsport||58.896||2.324|