Chilton leads all-Ford front row

Tom Chilton took his fourth British Touring Car Championship pole position of the year by heading an all-Ford front row at Donington Park

Chilton leads all-Ford front row

The Arena Motorsport driver lapped the circuit in 1m11.328s with 10 minutes of the session remaining, beating his team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole to the top spot by 0.081 seconds.

Honda's Gordon Shedden had set the early pace in a session that was red-flagged at the halfway point when Andy Neate spun his WSR BMW into the gravel at Redgate.

But when the action resumed Chilton wasted little time in going to the head of the timesheets in a time just over a tenth quicker than Shedden. He was followed over the line seconds later by Onslow-Cole, who was carrying 27kg of success ballast to Chilton's nine.

Despite a sprinkling of rain hitting the track, there was not enough moisture to affect qualifying and everyone spent the whole session on slick tyres.

Shedden shared the second row with championship leader Jason Plato, who was 0.2s off the pace in his Chevrolet.

Matt Neal (Honda) and Andrew Jordan (Eurotech Vauxhall) were next up while Paul O'Neill turned in another impressive performance to qualify seventh in his ageing Tech-Speed Honda.

Practice dramas forgotten, Rob Collard was the best of the BMW brigade in his WSR car while Tom Boardman's Special Tuning UK SEAT and Alex MacDowall's Chevrolet - the latter having its worst qualifying result since the season opener at Thruxton - completed the top 10.

Arthur Forster's session was cut short after 20 minutes due to a gearbox problem on his Forster BMW while Steven Kane's Motorbase version did not get out at all after the car failed to fire up following a post-practice gearbox change.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap 1. Tom Chilton Ford 1m11.328s 2. Tom Onslow-Cole Ford 1m11.409s + 0.081s 3. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m11.448s + 0.120s 4. Jason Plato Chevrolet 1m11.542s + 0.214s 5. Matt Neal Honda 1m11.604s + 0.276s 6. Andrew Jordan Vauxhall 1m11.717s + 0.389s 7. Paul O'Neill Honda 1m11.822s + 0.494s 8. Rob Collard BMW 1m11.834s + 0.506s 9. Tom Boardman SEAT 1m11.916s + 0.588s 10. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 1m11.919s + 0.591s 11. Mat Jackson BMW 1m12.010s + 0.682s 12. James Nash Vauxhall 1m12.298s + 0.970s 13. James Kaye Honda 1m13.100s + 1.772s 14. Andy Neate BMW 1m13.221s + 1.893s 15. Lea Wood Honda 1m13.287s + 1.959s 16. John George Honda 1m13.456s + 2.128s 17. Martin Johnson Vauxhall 1m13.900s + 2.572s 18. David Pinkney Vauxhall 1m13.927s + 2.599s 19. Shaun Hollamby Volkswagen 1m14.208s + 2.880s 20. Arthur Forster BMW 1m15.140s + 3.812s 21. Steven Kane BMW 
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