Luciano Bacheta took his second Formula 2 pole position of the season, ahead of the second race of the weekend at Spa.
The championship leader had his qualifying tactics forced upon him, after Saturday's race ending crash necessitated an installation lap on old tyres at the start of the session. He then had one run on fresh rubber, which put him to the top of the times.
Matheo Tuscher also tried that technique, but could only qualify 11th fastest despite no obvious errors, leaving him with a lot of work to do in the race.
A red flag halfway through the session meant that Markus Pommer and Alex Fontana could not take maximum advantage of their new tyres, but they still managed to qualify second and third respectively.
Kevin Mirocha and Vittorio Ghirelli will line up next on the grid after another solid qualifying from them both, ahead of a disappointed Christopher Zanella in sixth.
After a second place finish in race one, Daniel McKenzie could only manage seventh, whilst Axcil Jefferies notched up his best ever qualifying in eighth. Hector Hurst and Parthiva Sureshwaren completed the top 10.
Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Luciano Bacheta 2m03.925s 2. Markus Pommer 2m04.091s + 0.166s 3. Alex Fontana 2m04.203s + 0.278s 4. Kevin Mirocha 2m04.453s + 0.528s 5. Vittorio Ghirelli 2m04.585s + 0.660s 6. Christopher Zanella 2m04.603s + 0.678s 7. Daniel McKenzie 2m04.956s + 1.031s 8. Axcil Jefferies 2m05.283s + 1.358s 9. Hector Hurst 2m05.442s + 1.517s 10. Parthiva Sureshwaren 2m05.448s + 1.523s 11. Matheo Tuscher 2m05.492s + 1.567s 12. Dino Zamparelli 2m05.586s + 1.661s 13. Mihai Marinescu 2m05.688s + 1.763s 14. Plamen Kralev 2m06.000s + 2.075s 15. Maxim Snegirev 2m06.043s + 2.118s 16. Mauro Calamia 2m06.138s + 2.213s 17. David Zhu 2m06.281s + 2.356s 18. Kourosh Khani 2m06.369s + 2.444s