Defending champion Duncan Huisman saw his chances of winning a record fourth Guia title slip away after he crashed in the final qualifying session yesterday. Huisman crashed heavily at Mandarin Corner and failed to make any headway on the leaders as the field jostled for prime positions on today's grid for the Guia touring car race. Germany's Jorg Muller took a major step towards this goal when he grabbed pole position yesterday. Muller, 1993 winner of the F3 race, pipped BMW Team Germany teammate Andy Priaulx to take top slot on the grid. The battle for pole position was decided in the closing minutes of qualifying with a final dash to set the best times after the session had been interrupted by Huisman's crash. Briton Priaulx was second, while in third place was Rickard Rydell of Sweden, another former winner of the F3, who is driving a Seat Toledo Cupra. Jordi Gene of Spain, who is also behind the wheel of a similar car, was fourth, while Germany's Dirk Muller in a BMW 320i was fifth. Huisman, who has won the race for the past three years, will start 10th on the grid.