Gate 8 causes issues for Le Vot with +2s on the clock but we're seeing a very determined and precise performance from the Frenchman, he just can't quite find any real pace in his Edge 540
Le Vot 1:11.064 and that's a wrap for the Frenchman in Chiba today.
Official statement: Ivanoff will not fly. He is unfit to fly due to illness.
Ivanoff officially posts a DNS, but Velarde will continue to fly in this heat to post a time.
The Spanish pilot has been looking pretty competitive and will need to post a good time to ensure the best possible matchup in the Round of 8 today. Velarde's best time is 1:05.731 so far this weekend... he'll want to go better out there today as three pilots have gone faster than that already today.
Kopfstein's Free Practice 3 time was 1:06.956 and he's got his work cut out, but the aim is to keep it clean and error free and just push the pace.
Dolderer ready to wrap up the Round of 14
He's really enjoying himself the season and seems to be making the most of every moment in the track
Dolderer through at 199kts and he's already on pace to take a quick run... the splits are in the green and the second split reveals Dolderer's 1.134s lead on his Czech heat rival
Chambliss, Muroya, Lamb, Sonka, Hall, Velarde, Dolderer progress through to the Round of 8, with Hannes Arch as the fastest loser
Sonka fastest today with 1:04.352, Hall following up with 1:05.029 and Dolderer third fastest so far today with 1:05.125