Ruiz's eventual pole lap - a 1:30.864 - was just his second timed lap, but it proved enough to return Franklin to the head of the grid after Simon deposed them in France. The engine problem came at the worst time for Honda - Franklin's current engine supplier - as rumours were circulating the paddock this morning that the team were evaluating a change to Audi engines for 2016. The second Franklin of Wagner lines up fourth, just ahead of the second Rossi of Giodano, with the only other driver in the top five being the Liverpool of Adrien Simon in third.
His new team mate Kip Maxwell rounds out the top ten after an impressive practice performance, just keeping the second Downton of Nathaniel Powers outside, while Marcus Thunder out-qualified his World Champion team mate for the first time this season, lining up sixth. Nikolai Milkovich put his Ingram seventh while team mate Mattson could only manage thirteenth, while the Westwood duo of Kinnumen and Hoskins put two cars in the top nine, lining up eighth and ninth respectively.
Felix Beyer is the highest AMR in twelfth as they look to regain some of the form lost last time out in France, while team mate Hiroto Nakumaya lines up fourteenth. Carson Davenport is the highest FUN in fifteenth with team mate Romano Agostino eighteenth, either side of the two Meteor's, with the returning Arden Hutchinson ahead of team mate Stuart Harrison.
At the back once again are the two Ocelot's and two Warrior's once more, with Scott Parsons ahead of Judson Sikes on his first outing for the team since Australia and having since returned from Meteor, while James Harding wins the battle at Warrior on the back row of the grid.
Franklin confirmed after the session there were no worries over Ruiz's engine for race day, so he'll be looking to pick up only his second win of the season tomorrow, and he's in the best place to do so. Domenicalli and Simon will be desperate to stop him, but as we've seen many times this season, it appears only two things can; mechanical failures and himself. Will either strike again, or will Ruiz take another win, join us tomorrow for the British V-Prix from Silverstone to find out!