A North to North-Easterly wind out on the track right now. Wind speed has picked up to around 9knots
AND Bolton is into the track...
A slightly slower start but the Chilean pilot gains ground to make a clean pass through the Challengers' track, grabbing the top spot in the timesheets.
Bolton - 01:04.010
Kopfstein is in the track... the leader in Training yesterday it's green, green, green as he passes through the Air Gates...
He shaves over half a second off Bolton's time to knock the Chilean off the top spot in Qualifying!
Kopfstein - 01:03.427
A clean pass for Kopfstein but Steve Jones cautions him about wings level on Gate 4... 2s could make all the difference this weekend for the Challenger Cup pilots...
Last up, it's Sweden's Daniel Ryfa. He's always a danger for the podium and will want to knock Kopfstein off the top of the timesheets today in Qualifying...
His first split time is in the green but he loses time in the rest of the track. Ryfa can't quite keep up with Kopfstein but edges ahead of Bolton to take second place overall in Qualifying.Ryfa - 01:03.803
And that concludes Challenger Cup Qualifying today in Abu Dhabi! Official results coming soon.
Next up, Masters Qualifying...
11 pylon hits out on the track in Training 7 today.
I had to fly a different line, which changed a lot. I’m still confident about Qualifying, I just hope they don’t run out of pylons.
Chambliss on his Training 7 results:
I flew clean, but I was slow. I was concentrating on the gates too much and under G’d in the turns. The engine might be over-leaned as well.
Are you ready???
Conditions: northerly wind, around 9kts
Hall, Arch, Chambliss and Sonka have all posted 57s or less so far in Abu Dhabi...