British Touring Car Championship: Jason Plato takes pole position at Silverstone
Jason Plato secured pole position at Silverstone while BTCC points leader Gordon Shedden could only manage 19th.
Last Updated: 06/10/12 7:13pm
Plato stormed to his fifth pole of the season - and third in a row - with a new BTCC qualifying record of 58.717 second around the venue's National Circuit.
Mat Jackson was second fastest, bouncing back after his Redstone Racing Ford Focus after a practice session mishap.
Frank Wrathall was next up while the top five qualifiers were completed by Robert Collard and Dave Newsham.
But the top two in the championship standings - Matt Neal and Shedden - could only manage 10th and 19th respectively in their factory Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civics.
Plato, who is third in the table, said: "Gordon only 19th - that's a shame, isn't it? You shouldn't wish ill on your rivals - but I do.
"Hopefully the conditions will stay dry for tomorrow because clearly we're in great shape and a good points haul will really make this championship come alive for us.
"Things have a way of evening themselves out and maybe here it's our turn after some bad luck."