Bonhomme says Dolderer needs a healthy time to ensure a good match up in the head to head Round of 8
189kts through the Start Gate and Dolderer looking controlled and calm out there in the racetrack... he's error free so far and looking confident for a good time
A great start for Dolderer as he cruises through at 59.616 – it's a good time and penalty free. He advances to the Round of 8
A quick yodel celebration from Matthias there... we might be hearing more yodelling later today after such a solid performance. Dolderer looking really confident in the Styrian mountains today.
Wind just dropped slightly to 9-10kts
McLeod will have heard Dolderer's result and might be using that as a bar for what he needs to achieve here in Spielberg. He's not yet broken 58s on the racetrack but he's looking pretty confident and calm and we're seeing an error-free performance as McLeod handles the track well
Lamb of Great Britain up next. He flew 56.803 in Qualifying yesterday in slightly calmer conditions
And Lamb is into the track... the splits are in the red and Lamb is trailing McLeod by 0.191...
The second split times show Lamb has gained the advantage and he's controlling those turns and corners with expertise... he's grabbed another second on McLeod!
Ivanoff has languished at the bottom of the rankings in Spielberg, but we've seen the Frenchman make a surge for the podium on Race Day before... his best time so far has been 57.996
Ivanoff cleared into the track and he's looking steady and a little on the slow side, he has to be careful as Sonka is capable of really blazing a trail in the racetrack
Wind conditions around 11kts/W
Sonka cleared into the track by Race Director Jim DiMatteo... Sonka looking to emulate his Qualifying time of 57s but he's trailing Ivanoff in the track in that first split, second split times go green and he's gaining 0.3s on Ivanoff now... looking great and smooth for Sonka!
But he's lost time in that vertical turn it seems and lost another 0.3s on Ivanoff... it's not paced enough and Sonka is now struggling to get the speed to take this heat win