Hello and welcome to Ascot Racecourse for the fifth round of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The season is well underway as we return to the beautiful British countryside and the competition is as fierce as it gets...
The UK round of the 8-stop World Championship is a favourite with the teams and fans alike, as it provides a challenging and technical racetrack among the green rolling landscape
Free Practice has begun here and we'll update you with the full results when the sessions conclude!
RESULTS FROM FREE PRACTICE 1 CHALLENGER CUP:
1. FLORIAN BERGER 1:18.340
3. MELANIE ASTLES 1:20.684
4. KEVIN COLEMAN 1:21.184
5. CRISTIAN BOLTON 1:21.193
And here's some of the action from this afternoon's Challenger Cup Free Practice rounds. It's fair to say the weather is absolutely knockout – a welcome surprise after a challenging first half of the 2016 season. Let's celebrate British summertime as we gear up for Qualifying tomorrow...
We've also had a great start to the weekend for the Master Class pilots, with all 14 competitors taking to the blue skies over Ascot Racecourse to get a first taste of the track in Free Practice 1 and 2...
Scores are on the doors for the 14 Master Class pilots, who have now completed two rounds of training over the land-based course in the UK... full info to follow, but here's the top 3 from each session:
FP 1: DOLDERER // HALL // VELARDE
FP2: MUROYA // GOULIAN // DOLDERER