Chambliss flies through the track and it's the first clean sweep of the day! PENALTY FREE he jumps into the third slot on the timesheets.
Mangold says Chambliss can always handle things when it gets tough out there.Chambliss - 01:00.467
A pylon hit for Peter Besenyei but given the current penalties littering the timesheets it won't hurt him too much. He moves into fifth place overall.
Besenyei - 01:02.789
McLeod remains in the top spot and says:Fastest with a pylon hit? That's amusing. It's the same pylon the guys before me hit...
Is there a new design for Pete's wings? He's trying something new and maybe it's helping him...
The wind has swung around to the North and the temperature has dropped by around 6C since Training 7 began.
Pete McLeod on his new wings:We can change them within five minutes, we’re trying to see what tracks they’d be best for. But with the engine down on power I can’t really tell if they’re working or not
Goulian in the track and he's also incurred a 2s penalty for incorrect level flying... but he's steady and takes fourth place overall on the Training 7 timesheets.
Goulian - 01:01.208
We hear Race Director Jim DiMatteo advise Goulian that he was right on the limit with his wings level on Gate 4... pilots have +/- 10 degrees to play with and Goulian was right on the line
Newcomer to the Master Class Juan Velarde is now out on the track...
Velarde is flying the Edge 540 V2 and Mangold says that he needs to get through penalty free, then work on his line and speed
Juan Velarde 26, has been working hard, practising in his Red Bull can racetrack before he goes flying. He says he now needs to: "Concentrate on being smoother."
The Spaniard clocks in 11th place overall with one pylon hit, but sits above both Hall and Lamb in the timesheets today in 11th place overall so far...
Velarde - 1:05.115
He seemed to have been pumping out a lot of smoke. That’s going to cost him a couple of hp in his engine.
Francois Le Vot might be new to the Master Class but he's made his mark in Training 7... clean through the track and NO PENALTIES earns him 5th place overall.
Le Vot - 01:01.275
Not time to rest... the Challenger Cup Qualifying is getting ready to rock the racetrack...
The wind direction has changed yet again - Steve Jones advises caution from the Race Tower
New Challenger Cup pilot Francis Barros is up in the air...
Insufficient smoke earns him a 1s penalty.
Barros - 01:07.736
Germany's Florian Berger is up next and no clean passes so far for our Challenger pilots... another 1 second penalty for Berger and he slips into second place behind Barros.
Berger - 01:08.618
Brageot is straight into the track with a pylon hit... it seems the Challengers are grappling with a "new" track today with the changing wind conditions too...
But even with an extra 2s on the clock Brageot's experience wins through as he grabs the top spot in Qualifying so far...
Brageot - 01:07.209
The ops team are working hard today with so many pylon hits this afternoon... last year the whole weekend of racing only saw 11 pylon hits in Abu Dhabi... a different story for 2015!
A short interval whilst we wait for the rest of the Challenger pilots to get up in the air...