Simon was consistently quicker than his rivals with his 1:27.211 set with around twenty minutes left on the clock, bettering his own previous quickest time and pushing the bar higher for his competitors to aim for.
Carson Davenport will line up fourth for FUN ahead of Johan Halvosen and Will Hoskins on the third row. Franklin were disappointed with seventh and tenth as they start behind most of their rivals in the battle for third in the constructors championship.
Lewis Ellington out-qualified Felix Beyer for the fourth race in a row to go eleventh while the Westwood's mixed it with the AMR's, Tumo Kinnumen joining Ellington on row six, while their team mates line up behind. From there to the back is team order as Lopez lead Downton, Ocelot, North Star, FIRST and Holmqvist, Judson Sikes once again putting in the quickest time out of the new teams.
See below for full qualifying times and tyre choices for tomorrows race: