2 wins in 2014 was a breakthrough season for the Frenchman - with a total of 4 career wins so far
9.4 Gs in the turn for Ivanoff
He's losing speed as he approaches the second lap and can't recoup speed
Gate 13 - it's an incorrect level flying penalty for Ivanoff
Ivanoff - 1.00.788 including +2s from the Race Director
Wind between 4-7kts as Bonhomme is cleared into the track
199kts - classic Bonhomme, smooth and aggressive
He's just got to get a clear pass through the track and it's looking good so far, he's in the green and passes the "problem" Gate 12
Bonhomme - 57.178
He knocks Matt Hall off the Qualifying top spot...
Bonhomme's got a great track record in Abu Dhabi with wins in 2008, 2010 and 2014
A clear statement from Bonhomme - he wants it to be known that he wants to add to his podiums here
Hannes Arch up next...
All business... Hannes is in the zone...
Some checking and altitude variations and his times are lagging behind Bonhomme's despite tighter lines
There goes the buzzer! Way off the pace here Hannes!
Gate 4 and that troublesome Gate 12 add 4s of penalties, under review...
Arch - 1.01.527
No reaction from Arch...
So it's going to make interesting racing tomorrow in the first head-to-head… The revamped Round of 14 will give us all-action battles as the winner of each round goes through
Lamb last to fly and he's not feeling it here in Abu Dhabi so far
CONGRATULATIONS to Cyril Orlhac. He was the lucky winner of Nigel Lamb antenna mount. We hope he's going to be supporting Nigel in the first Qualifying Day of the #airrace #InAbuDhabi.
Gate 4 pylon hit for the defending World Champ!