BTCC veteran Jason Plato led from pole to the final flag in the first race at a drying Donington Park, with MG KX team-mate Sam Tordoff hot on his tail, and 2013 champion Andrew Jordan in a solid third place.
Jason Plato says he wants to take at least two podium finishes away from Donington Park tomorrow, after securing a record-breaking pole position in this afternoon's BTCC qualifying session.
Jason Plato has obliterated the Donington Park lap record on his way to scoring his first pole position of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Sam Tordoff was fastest in this afternoon's second free practice session at Donington Park, the final track session for the BTCC before qualifying.
The MG driver set a time of 1:09.684, nearly two tenths of a second faster than the VW Passat of Aron Smith.
Points leader and reigning champion Andrew Jordan was seventh.
All 31 drivers set a time in this session, although Dan Welch, who missed Brands Hatch with engine problems, only completed three laps
Track action at Donington Park has just got underway with qualifying for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
Watch live video coverage of BTCC qualifying from 3.35pm this afternoon , but don't forget you can follow every session today with live timing by clicking on the link above.