Slight correction but Bonhomme looking as effortless as ever, his plane is struggling on the second lap and it's a great result with 48.956 on his first run. He just needs to finish in the top 5 tomorrow to take the World Champion title so it's a question of precision and perfection for Bonhomme. No mistakes. Not one.
Sandbagging or just flying conservatively?
Good speed and more clean and smooth flying, he's having to make a few tiny adjustments again and there's a little issue with his smoke, but Bonhomme remains in control and posts 49.306 to sit in third comfortably.
And that's a wrap for Qualifying... no penalties recorded so far.
Here are the unofficial results for Masters Qualifying:
1. Muroya 48.618
2. Hall 48.853
3. Bonhomme 48.956
4. Ivanoff 49.246
5. Dolderer 49.299
6. Arch 49.411
7. Chambliss 49.627
8. Sonka 50.361
9. Goulian 50.504
10. Velarde 50.775
11. McLeod 50.800
12. Le Vot 51.764
13. Besenyei 53.719
14. Lamb DNS
HELLO FROM THE FINAL RACE DAY OF 2015! We're here all day local time and will be keeping you up to speed with ALL THE ACTION and we're just a little bit excited ;)
We're joining the Challengers with Bolton, Berger and Ryfa having put down their final flights of 2015.
Bolton currently leads the standings; this is it. These final flights are all that matters and these are the times that will decide the final winner of the Challenger Cup for 2015.
Podlunsek, Brageot and Kopfstein still to fly. Kopfstein is the favourite, with strong performances throughout Training and in Qualifying. He's been close all season but this is what really matters.
A GREAT run by Podlunsek there... he's ended all hopes of winning for Cristian Bolton as Podlunsek cruises through the track at low altitude and snatches the top stop by 0.364s
Podlunsek leads with 1:00.556
Brageot next to fly.
Brageot has garnered a few podium places so far this year and has been pushing and pushing for this Challenger Cup win. Mentored by Nigel Lamb, he's got two years' of Challenger Cup training under his belt now and will be hungry for the win.
Conditions a touch more blustery than yesterday with winds around 10kts in the track, and easterly.
Brageot faster on the first split, but the second split is in the red
Third split time is back in the green, he's just 0.126 ahead and he has to push hard! That last flat out sprint for the gate he gives it everything he's got and Brageot has done it! He takes the top spot with just 0.035s!
Brageot leads with 1:00.521
A nervous wait now for the French pilot as his Challenger Cup rival Petr Kopfstein prepares to fly. The last man out and the only pilot who can take victory from Brageot.