Rob Huff will line up 13th and Van Lagen in 17th for tomorrows two three-lap races.
'Catch Me If You Can' time for the Argentinean José María López
James Thompson take pole position for Race 2
The Briton showed considerable prowess and appeared to be in complete harmony with his TC1-spec Granta Sport on Circuito da Guia.
At the wheel of the Castrol-Civic WTCC Gabriele Tarquini will start on row 3 having finished the qualifying in 6th position.
Separated by less than 0.15 of a second, the three Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs finished first, second and third in qualifying in Suzuka.
The 2012 World Champion will take up pole position on the reversed grid for Round 16 of the 24-race championship.
Yvan Muller claims pole position for Race One at Spa.
The two Honda Civics battled through the three qualifying sessions, setting the times for others to challenge.
Rounds 11 and 12 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) take place tomorrow.