British rider Cal Crutchlow followed up his Czech Grand Prix victory with pole position in a wet qualifying for his home MotoGP race at Silverstone on Saturday.
The first Brit in 35 years to win in the top category of grand prix motorcycling put his non-works LCR Honda on the front of the grid with Italian great Valentino Rossi second for Yamaha.
Spaniard Maverick Vinales completed the front row on a Suzuka.
Ireland's Eugene Laverty finished sixth on his Ducati in a time of 2:20.821.
Championship leader Marc Marquez, on a Honda, qualified only fifth fastest after a late crash while Yamaha's reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo starts a distant ninth.
The pole was Crutchlow's third in MotoGP.
Great Britain MotoGP Qualification: 1 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 2:19.265 2 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 2:20.263 3 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 2:20.514 4 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 2:20.742 5 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 2:20.779 6 Eugene Laverty (Ireland) Ducati 2:20.821 7 Scott Redding (Britain) Ducati 2:21.074 8 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 2:21.446 9 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 2:21.687 10 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 2:22.420