Muroya next. Muroya is really enjoying this track and it shows... he's quick and he's considered and he knows what he needs to do to stay up there with the big hitters
Lots of control and you can hear the effort - he's close but just off Ivanoff's pace with +0.214 extra... that's solid but he can go faster.
49.460 for Run 1, 49.246 is the time to beat
He's going for gold and Muroya goes top of the table with a stellar run
Muroya 48.618 and the fastest run of the week so far
Always a danger for the podium, Muroya is cool and calm but he has an ability to really fly on the edge when it matters... Muroya rarely succumbs to pressure.
Dolderer is up next and the German pilot took 8th in Training 3
He's got to get a clean sweep here to stay confident and that's exactly what he's got. Time to go ball to the wall and see if he can find some time in the track. He's got great precision when he maintains focus.
The Dolderer yodel there shows he's happy and amped!
Not quite the pace that he could have there on Run 2, but it's a fair performance, maybe a little choked up, and it holds the German in third place with a best run of 49.299
McLeod into the track next. McLeod is a real threat for Hall and Bonhomme - the young Canadian took second in Training 3 with 49.324
He's a maverick of the World Championship... when he's on his game, he's not to be messed with. But his flying can get scrappy if he pushes too hard too soon
And we're seeing a less refined performance from the Canadian in Run 1, +4s in penalties for Gate 5 and Gate 10 incorrect level flying. A little shock from McLeod, he clearly thought he was on his racing lines but there's another chance to tidy it up.
Over 200kts on the Start Gate and it's an extra second. He could still do OK carrying that extra "Weight"
Red sector times across the board and he's losing time in the track
McLeod - 50.800
McLeod slipping down the rankings into seventh.
Czech Republic's Martin Sonka up next. He's currently locked in a battle with Austria's Hannes Arch for third, with Arch maintaining a 2-point advantage.
Sonka had a disastrous Training 3 session, only managing a best time of 53.059 including +3s penalties in Run 1. He's got everything to gain in this next run and he needs to stay on his game and focused if he is to keep Arch in his sights.
Sonka, Arch, Hall and Bonhomme still to fly...