198kts into the track and he's into the green straight away, this should be easy pickings
A little adjustment but he's totally comfortable in the Texas track and it's clean and green :)
It's 56.039 for Bonhomme and he takes that heat to join Sonka and Lamb...
GOULIAN V MCLEOD up next and this could be interesting, it's been a week of mixed emotions for Goulian
He's into the track and he's getting used to a new setup after having to install a new engine and prop after a hard landing earlier in the week
It's a solid run but probably not quite enough to beat McLeod - it's 57.307
MCLEOD is into the track and after 3rd in Quali he should be able to smash Goulian's time
It's in the green and he's almost home, and that's a 56.476
Things are looking promising for Hall, with just 3 more head to head rounds he should have it covered with his time
It's Nicolas Ivanoff out first and he won here in 2014 so this could be a lucky track for the Corsican
He's comfortable in the trickier tracks but always keeps us on our toes...
It's incorrect level at Gate 14 and that is the end of that...
59.948 for Ivanoff and that could give Velarde a window to progress through to the Round of 8
The Spaniard in his first season in the Master Class could do well here
he's improved in recent days and getting to grips with the track - and error free, fast
There's a lot of support for the ever-smiling pilot and we can imagine plenty of celebrating if he collects points here in Texas
Go Juan! It's all yours...
Into the track and it's looking fast and furious! The winds have picked up a bit but he seems to be handling this OK
He just needs to get through clean and the times are green so he can do it!
NO WAY... just as we typed that he was going through he takes out the pylon at the Finish Gate
That is heartbreaking... so close! But Ivanoff is given a ticket to the Round of 8
- Pylon Hit!
Those 3s for the hit make it 1:00.443
And that is what makes this sport edge of the seat! Just when you think it's a done deal ;)
Hall back at the Race Airport: "I don't know how you come second with a 54s! I just went out and smashed it hard. Fingers crossed we can still get through. It's not an easy track but there are some guys who are flying bloody fast out there."
BESENYEI V MUROYA up next