Coming up we kick off with the knock-out Round of 14. Here are how the heats are set to go down (check out that final heat, it's going to be EPIC):
Dolderer vs Muroya
Le Vot vs Besenyei
Goulian vs Ivanoff
Velarde vs Sonka
Lamb vs Chambliss
McLeod vs Hall
Arch vs Bonhomme
All quiet down in the race hangars, they're all getting in the zone. Less than an hour before Heat 1 (Dolderer vs Muroya) kicks off.
We're looking at similar conditions from yesterday:
Temperature: 18.3 ℃
Air Pressure: 1006.2 mbar
Wind Speed/Direction: 3kts/NW
That's good news for the pilots... they'll have sorted their racing lines yesterday so we might be seeing some faster times out there in the knock-out heats.
The team techs are taking a quick break to watch the Apache that's flying out in the track right now, apparently there's lots of admiration for the high-tech spec!
20 mins to go. The race hangars are quiet but there's tension building. Lots of anticipation. We've seen Dolderer appear and disappear a few times... he's not sitting still right now!
Yoshi just strolling across the apron looking typically cool and calm.
Dolderer already in his plane, he's mindflying right now and just making sure he's got those all-important racing lines down
The planes are being weighed - the pilots and their planes need to meet a minimum race weight of 696kg
The techs are giving their race planes one final polish! The pilots are going through their mind flying routines one last time before its climbing into the cockpit to do it for real.