Kevin Magnussen continued his dominance of this weekend's Formula Renault 3.5 action at Aragon by taking pole position for race one.
The McLaren junior, who topped all three tests prior to qualifying at the Spanish track, was involved in the fight for pole from the start of the wet session.
Initially he was scrapping with championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne at the top, but the Belgian was unable to stay in the pole fight as the track started to dry and times improved in the closing stages.
Magnussen's countryman Marco Sorensen took up the fight along with Red Bull junior Antonio Felix da Costa, but every improvement they made was bettered by the DAMS driver.
The polesitter's session was not without drama, though. On one lap he managed to go quickest despite a clash with Nico Muller at the final hairpin. He had a couple of off-track moments as he pushed the limits more than most, and his final lap – which was already slightly slower than his best – was ruined by traffic.
Da Costa was on course to snatch pole with his final lap as the chequered flag came out, but the Portuguese driver's effort faded and he had to make do with third.
For the second event running the ISR cars proved to be a wildcard in the pole fight. Sergey Sirotkin briefly took pole from Magnussen with two minutes to go, while teammate Christopher Zanella held third before da Costa's final lap.
The Czech team will line up second and fourth respectively, just ahead of Sorensen and Arthur Pic.
Vandoorne, who showed front-running pace in the wet in practice, slipped back to ninth, where he will share the fifth row with Fortec team-mate Oliver Webb.