We hear Le Vot vocalising there through the VTM... he needs more precision and more pace though
- Pylon Hit!
Le Vot was heading for a third place finish so far, and it's a pylon hit for the French pilot who will be GUTTED with that performance... he knows he's capable of so much more!
As a former Red Arrows pilot, Murphy knows all about precision flying... he needs to keep it clean, keep it smooth and keep on the throttle... but Gate 6 has caught Murphy out and he's got another +2s...
France's Brageot heads into the track for his first Run of Qualifying here in Chiba. He's been lacking in pace and looking less confident over the ocean, only managing 12th and 13th places in his Free Practice sessions.
Chambliss could gain a great final position in Qualifying, but it's all about CONTROL and PRECISION out over the bay today
He's experienced and he'll have learned from that past Run, and here's a great performance unfolding from the American
Sonka has struggled this season, with disappointment from the last two races... he's managed a best finish of 3rd in the standings in FP... he looks a little conservative out there, maybe biding his time and just trying to get through the track cleanly before he really tests himself.
30,000 spectators out there today, most will be waiting for local hero Muroya, up next after Dolderer... who's getting ready for his Run in Qualifying right now...
Dolderer has a real ability to go fast and clean, and he really enjoys it... he'll be pushing hard for a great finish to earn him a strong position in the Round of 14 tomorrow.
Dolderer looks fresh and comfortable, he goes cleanly through the track and it's a great start for the German pilot who is full of energy and will attack that second Run to take the top spot from Chambliss.
The second run is on... the splits are green and he's looking a little off balance out there... he's opted for a Safety Climb Out (SCO)... so just Run 1 for the German pilot, and a 2nd place finish so far