Conditions were poor to begin with but did gradually improve until around the half hour mark, when the rain got heavier and no quicker times were set. Felix Beyer was the first man out and duly took provisional pole position to the delight of the home crowd, but his 2:06.738 was soon usurped as more cars took to the track.
Pole position changed hands no fewer than thirteen times, but in the end it was Halvosen who stuck his Meteor at the front of the grid for the second race running. Carson Davenport will line up alongside while home favourite Beyer just missed out in third place ahead of Puccio Giodano in a surprise fourth for Ocelot. Karl Beckenbauer improved the teams mood further with ninth, their highest ever joint starting positions.
Towards the back of the grid it was a disaster for championship leaders DS Mathershaw, as Inman and Adrien Simon could only manage 16th and 24th respectively, the latter suffering technical glitches throughout the session.
The latest forecasts predict a dry race - providing plenty of chance for DS to show their speed and come through the field - but either way, a mixed-up grid sets us up for a cracker!
See below for full qualifying times and tyre choices for the race.