31 cars will take the green flag for the start of the 2014 season.
Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.
On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.
Motorbase Performance unveil their NGTC Ford Focus livery
This weekend will see one of the most eagerly awaited seasons in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championships get under way around the 1.2mile Indy circuit at Brands Hatch.
eBay Motors racer wins twice before Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan claims final race victory at Knockhill
The 2012 British Touring Car champion stun the crowd with a final burst of power to earn the Donington pole.
Following the morning’s media day activities the track was opened up to the public for the first official test of the BTCC teams this year.
Matt Neal ended his day at the fastest circuit in the UK with two victories. Defending BTCC Gordon Shedden was also a winner to give Honda the sweep at Thruxton.
The news signals the start of another new era for David Bartrum’s illustrious outfit.
2009 British Touring Car champion stuns his rivals with a record breaking qualifying run to hand eBay Motors team their maiden pole position in their brand new BMW 1 series.
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship makes annual visit to the North West
Pat Cranham, BTCC Correspondent