Lamb definitely looking one of the most confident pilots out there today. Another clean performance as he completes Run 1 without any penalties, but the Brit is 2s off his FP1 pace.
All looking clean if not slower out in Run 2 for Lamb but he's caught out at Gate 12, and picks up a penalty for incorrect level flying. Maybe he was trying something new but seems his FP1 plan has paid off so far. He takes fourth place with Muroya, Dolderer, Sonka, Arch and Hall still to fly.
Muroya into the racetrack... his FP1 session was short and he needs to get in as many decent runs in the track if he's to get properly prepped for Qualifying. It's a little shaky for Run 1 but despite the two penalties Muroya posts a time. It's not competitive but it'll have to do.
He reigns it in for another run in the track but another over-G means Run 1 remains his best and only time for FP2. He moves up to 7th place overall so far, an improvement on his 11th place finish in FP1.
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Dolderer looking neat out there, but it's not quite going to plan despite the initial green split times. He's looking so competitive but the penalties are standing in the way of the German pilot grabbing that top place in the timesheets.
Run 2 brings 56.578 but the extra +3s in penalties will take Dolderer down to 5th so far.
Sonka has been a steady improver all last season but he can't seem to quite get out of the starting blocks for 2016; another DNF for over-G in both Run 1 and Run 2! His times could place him in the top half of the timesheets but right now he's sitting down at the bottom with those penalties.
Arch up next.
Looks like Arch learned a lot in the last flying session; he's just stormed his way into the top spot with a blistering yet clean run.
It's not quite as fast as Lamb in FP1, but consistency could win here in Abu Dhabi where penalties are littering the timesheets. Another clean, level-headed but fast performance in Run 2 and Arch is clearly looking for the podium top step this weekend.
Last up for today's FP2 is Hall... he seems to be a little cautious right now and posts 58.261 for his first run. It's clean but it's only placed him in third behind Arch and Velarde, who seems to have really stepped it up in today's flying session.
Hall posted 56.442 in FP1 so he'll have that in mind as he attempts to find the cleanest, smoothest line.
Another cautious performance from Hall in Run 2 and he's not found the pace this afternoon...58. 321 in Run 2. It's relatively competitive but we know he can do much, much more.
Masters Free Practice 2 Top 3 results:
1. Arch (AUT) - 57.624
2. Velarde (ESP) - 58.119
3. Hall (AUS) - 58.261
Good morning and welcome to the first Qualifying of the season here in Abu Dhabi!
Current conditions looking good:
Air Pressure: 1013.4 mbar
Wind Speed/Direction: 5kts/SW
Coming up today:
14:00 Masters Free Practice 3
15:20 Qualifying Challengers
16:00 Qualifying Masters
All times are local
2016 Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi Track Explanation with Garmin
The turn at Gate 3 will play a factor, there are not that many options and it will catch a few guys out.- Pete McLeod
The first flight was really tough. The raceplanes are so much faster,- Peter Podlunsek
but I felt comfortable by the second and third flight. The track is very
demanding – you have to be fast and precise, but you really need
experience to fly it fast.
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