What a frustration for the Hungarian but the plane really can't give the performance he needs. We've also got a tailwind pushing into the track and that will be reducing the time between gates - and changing control inputs to approach each gate
It's 59.928 for Besenyei including 4 seconds of penalties
So Dolderer up now and he should be able to guarantee a spot in the Round of 8
And that's not fast, but it's enough – 55.050 sees the German through!
LE VOT V IVANOFF now - the two French pilots go head to head in a national derby!
This is Le Vot's first full run in the track but it's a pylon and Ivanoff should make it through with ease... oh no Francois :( another pylon at gate 9
1:03.279 bad times out there for Le Vot and early bath for the newcomer to the Master Class today
“No matter what way the wind blows, it will slow pilots down. The guys that flew later yesterday had stronger wind, and were recording slower times," says Steve Jones, Race Director
Lamb looks to have made it through as the fastest loser in the Round of 14: "I won't leave anything in the tank, I've got to give everything."
Ivanoff out there now and we hear the buzzer but it's still green and he clocks 55.101 including 2s in penalties... rolling early in gate 4 due to the tailwind
But he's through!
THE FIRST EVER RED BULL AIR RACE IN JAPAN! WE LOVE BEING HERE AND THE FANS LOVE AIR RACING!
Here is the official result list from the Master Class Round of 14
The wind is really picking up now, we're looking at 5kts faster than in the Round of 14 and a more south-easterly direction. A race analyst here in Chiba says that if there's a tailwind going into the track, it reduces time to line up for gates so could throw off the pilots' planned strategies...
The wind seems to be the biggest factor for the pilots to grapple with today... in contrast to the over G that we were seeing yesterday in Qualifying