Besenyei next. We're just waiting for the pylons to be fixed up.
OK, Besenyei is into the track and it's a green split and 1.668 off Velarde's first split pace.
Gate 8 is catching the pilots out again! Incorrect Level Flying penalty for the Hungarian.
And again! That Gate 8 is a hot spot, for sure. Another penalty in Run 2 for Besenyei.
He finishes his session with 59.343
That's got him sub-1 minute so he's on track for now.
He's pushing so hard and getting to grips with those new winglets and we can see that Chambliss has got to get more familiar with his plane's handling.
He's picked up three penalties at the Start Gate, Gate 4 and Gate 8 and he'll be so disappointed but this is what Training is all about... experience, refinement and honing.
And right on cue he's in the green and a good 2s faster than Besenyei and gaining.
He's found another half a second out there! A much, much more refined performance from Kirby as he clocks in 56.877
Just to compare, in Training 1 he clocked in at 1:01.779, and T1 fastest pilot Matt Hall clocked in at 56.596
So work still to be done, but he's starting to nail down his racing lines now.
US pilot Michael Goulian is now making his way into the track, but it seems that he can't match Chambliss' pace yet.
Incorrect level flying at Gate 4, adding on 2s to his Run 1 time. Not helpful.
Goulian's first run coming in over 1 minute. He's pretty much on par with his T1 time so he needs to tighten it up.
A cleaner run for his second outing on the track this session and he's whittling it down all the time. Still some way to go to be punching with the heavyweights out there today but Goulian has been showing great promise all season. It's still early days in Fort Worth.
Here comes France's Nicolas Ivanoff. He's had a quiet season, but Fort Worth might be his lucky charm. Ivanoff took the race win here last year after a mediocre Training session and Qualifying.
Just a bit of a break in the action here, hopefully we'll be back with you shortly.
No official word as to whether Yoshi is going to fly in the session, or Dolderer either. Nigel Lamb has just taken off.
Lamb clocked in 57.548 in training 1, coming in 6th place. The defending World Champion will be looking to find a positive finish to an otherwise difficult season.
It's a clean run for Lamb but he's lost some time since the T1 session this morning. It's a couple of degrees hotter which could have an impact, or maybe Lamb was trying out something new. Either way, he'll be looking to lose a second somewhere in the track, somewhere in the second split.
Run 2 and he's still not able to match Chambliss' pace as the time adds up on the splits. Split 3 and he's over 1s off the pace and as he passes through the Finish Gate he's 1.359 off the top spot of the timesheets.
Lamb 58.236 (currently 3rd)
Pete McLeod getting ready for his stint in the track. McLeod was looking to top the T1 session but Hall pushed past him by 0.045s. That's not a lot in real terms but in the Red Bull Air Race, it's become a win or lose kind of margin.
McLeod now in the track and it's not long before he's caught out at Gate 4
With +4s penalties already it's just a case of finish up nice and quick and get back in there
- Pylon Hit!
With a pylon hit in his first run, it's essentially a scratched session for the Canadian. That's McLeod in a nutshell... when he's on it, he's really on it. When he's not, he's really not. So much potential and always a danger to the podium. One to watch this weekend, for sure.
Sonka's in the track and it's looking GREEN and GOOD as he passes through the first section of the track
Not so hot in the second and third splits as he's lost a massive 1.6s off Chambliss' pace... that final vertical turn is his only shot for this run now
His first run was a DNF so that's it... his Run 2 has to count and it's a 59.064 for Sonka, placing him currently in sixth position.
Hannes Arch exceeding the start speed limit out there today. He's not alone, we've seen a couple of other pilots miscalculating that first entry into the track
Arch has a track record of mediocre results right up until it really counts so we can never predict the final outcome when it comes to the Austrian pilot
Run 1 and he's 0.981 behind Chambliss. Lets see what he can do in Run 2.
He gets the green light through the start gate and it's looking cleaner but it's not as pacey as it should be. He's got to find a smoother line to give Hall and Bonhomme a run for their money.
Arch 57.244 (currently third place)
And it's an uncharacteristic penalty at Gate 8 for Hall, adding +2 onto his time.
He just can't match Chambliss' pace with that kind of weight around his neck.
He's coming in for a second run in the track and we're looking at a slower pace. What's going on for Hall out there? Gate 7, and through Gate 8 and he's finally clawed back some time from Chambliss, 0.083 ahead
In clean through the chicane and smoother vertical turns and he's up 0.584 on local hero Chambliss. That won't please the Texan fans but it's a boost of confidence for Hall.
56.293 (currently first place)
Just Bonhomme out now to take this Training 2 session to a close.
And it's an early blunder again for Bonhomme - could be pilot error or telemetry? - as he exceeds the start speed limit and adds +1s to his time.
Another incorrect level flying penalty at Gate 4 for Bonhomme for climbing in the gate. Maybe he's working out all the errors out of his system ahead of tomorrow's Qualifying?