Honda's Dan Cammish has clinched his first ever British Touring Car Championship pole position in ultra-close fashion after beating the BMWs in qualifying at Knockhill.

The BTCC rookie made up for his Brands Hatch disappointment at the beginning of the season by snatching the top-spot during the dying minutes of what proved to be a hugely competitive 30-minute shootout.

At the halfway point of the session, it was championship leader Colin Turkington who led the way after the Team BMW driver produced a phenomenal effort on maximum success ballast to post a 51.172s lap.

However, while Turkington couldn't quite manage to improve on his own benchmark; Cammish, Andrew Jordan and Stephen Jelley stepped up to the mark, with pole position exchanging hands on multiple occasions between that trio.

Incredibly, Jelley looked set to secure what would have been a shock maiden pole for his Team Parker Racing squad. However, Cammish defied both BMW machines to snatch his first pole position in the series by just 0.023s ahead of Jelley, with a 50.929s lap - comfortably handing the Honda driver a new qualifying lap record.

Points leader Turkington still retained his spot on the second row in fourth, while Chris Smiley secured another top-five result for the BTC Norlin Racing squad in fifth.

Title contender Tom Ingram will start the opening race directly behind his main rival Turkington in sixth.

Tom Oliphant and Ashley Sutton share the fourth row in seventh and eighth, while Adam Morgan and Josh Cook round out the top-ten order in ninth and tenth.