Wind has definitely picked up out in the track and this could give us an interesting day's Qualifying – let's not forget that Arch was weak in training in 2014 but delivered the goods when it came to Race Day in changing conditions... it's anyone's race to win here in Rovinj!
Hannes Arch next into the track and the 2014 winner is in good shape, despite a staggering pylon hit in yesterday's training
He's confident in the Rovinj track and will be looking to challenge Paul Bonhomme here. That's a good start today with a 55.008 first run
And second run for Arch, it's faster – this is good flying from the Austrian - it's 53.882 clean!
He'll be looking to use this last training session to validate his race lines and we can see a slightly different approach here - he's exceeding max G here at Gate 7 as he pulled up for the vertical turn and that's 3s in penalties... it's 56.079 for Arch on that run
Martin Sonka is the 5th pilot to fly in this training session...
He's in the red but it really on the pace of Arch! It's a 53.884 for Sonka with a clean first run just
behind the Austrian
The Czech pilot is now in his 3rd season and is eager to climb the ranks
His second run looks to be an experiment with a different line, as he picks up 2s in penalties and posts 56.459... followed by another clean go through the track and a strong 53.952. Not bad at all, putting him in second behind Arch
And Spain's Juan Velarde goes next...
He's been steady in the 56s region during yesterday's training and he's consistent again today – 56.746 on his first run
Ivanoff said yesterday that Gate 7 would cause some people problems - Sonka has just shown that.
It's a pylon hit at Gate 4 and incorrect level at Gate 7... seems the vertical turns really are the place to make or break this track. 1:01.932 for Velarde on his second run... one to go
He's cleaned it up and it's a 58.638 on the clock
We're just about to meet the halfway point in the last training here in Rovinj and it's Japan's Yoshi Muroya who flies into the track next
After the excitement of his home race just two weeks ago, Muroya is under pressure to perform and he was fastest in T3 yesterday with a 53.023
That's pretty consistent for the Japanese pilot, flying his new Edge 540 V3 - it's a clean 53.756!
He's fast but it's an over G - 10.16 recorded by the Race Tower for Gate 4 - and he'll need to get that balance just right for the turn if he wants to keep his cool. It's 53.392 though, still fast!
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Chambliss takes to the track now...
It's a good entry speed at 198.68kts but into the red from there. The buzzer sounds and the American picks up +2 seconds giving him a time of 57.363.
He still has time to put in a better performance...
His second run isn't much better and a Pylon Hit at Gate 7 puts any hopes of a better run to bed. Still, he's got time to get back in the track for for a last shot...
And he'll just have to stick with that first run time... another two penalties at Gate 4 and 6 for incorrect passing of an Air Gate adds 4 seconds to his time to give him 58.898
Best time: 57.363 for Chambliss. He'll need to lose at least two seconds before Qualifying this afternoon.
Up next it's another US pilot, Michael Goulian...
Goulian's new plane and setup has been paying off as we've seen faster and slicker performances from the seasoned racer. Let's see what he's got up his sleeve today...
Not a bad start but we soon hear the buzzer sound... Goulian has exceeded maximum G! It's a DNF for his first run. Mikey G will not be pleased but there's still opportunity to put down a good time.
He's back in the track and gunning for a sound performance... but all too soon we hear the buzzer and AGAIN it's over G for Mikey G! Gate 4 - is he pushing too hard? He mentioned yesterday that he really wants that podium here.
One last run through the track and one last chance to get himself near the top of the timesheets ahead of Qualifying. We hold our breath and watch... Run 3 looking good and he slips up the rankings, just ahead of Pete McLeod and behind Martin Sonka with 53.915 - currently fourth place overall.