Back at the Race Airport, we hear Chambliss may be having issues with overheating of the engine. If he can't fly, Besenyei will automatically go through! Anything can happen out here...
Temperatures are 29.7C at the Race Tower this afternoon
Keep an eye out for McLeod's new livery...
Juan Velarde is gearing up for his first ever Master Class final
Juan Velarde placed ninth in Qualifying yesterday, McLeod was sixth
About 1.5s between their Qualifying times
HERE WE GO! First Round of 14 for the new Master Class pilot
197kts into the track for the Spaniard, nice high G turn at the end of the track
But that's our first pylon hit!
8s in penalties for Velarde, that was not how he planned it... 1.08.541 and McLeod is sure to go through in this head-to-head
It's a 1.01.901 for the Canadian, including a 2s penalty for incorrect level flying at gate 3
That puts him straight through to the Round of 8 – can he win here in Abu Dhabi?
Sonka flies next and it's 198kts into the track for the former military pilot who is climbing the ranks
Second lap looking good but then it's the buzzer for incorrect level!
1.00.210 with 2s for gate 5, rolling too early as he sets up for gate 6
Yoshi Muroya is now fighting for his place in the Round of 8 – he's looking solid out there and it's a 58.280 clean run! He's done it!
Nicolas Ivanoff goes next and he'll be hoping to build on a super 2014 season with 2 race wins
Beautiful flying from the Frenchman, but the Race Director tells him his time is under review. He picks up a 2s penalty for incorrect level at gate 13. It's a 1.00.278... can Goulian beat this?
American Michael Goulian is in the track and has been flying better in his new Edge 540
But it's just not meant to be for Goulian here and he slices two pylons with a more aggressive style in Abu Dhabi
He picks up 4s in penalties and it's a 1.02.872 and looks like Ivanoff is through
Pilots are really pushing their planes out on the track and levelling at the last possible moment, perhaps why we're seeing a significant number of incorrect level flying penalties here in Abu Dhabi?
No penalties for Le Vot and he throws down the gauntlet for Hall with 1:01.014