If you missed yesterday's Qualifying, it was racing at its finest here at the hallowed Ascot Racecourse location...
The 2016 World Championship is heading into the second half of the 8-round season, with Germany's Matthias Dolderer taking the top spot!
Here are the head to heads:
Goulian vs McLeod
Nigel Lamb vs Juan Velarde
Petr Kopfstein vs Nicolas Ivanoff
Kirby Chambliss vs Yoshihide Muroya
Matt Hall vs Hannes Arch
Peter Podlunsek vs Martin Sonka
François Le Vot vs Matthias Dolderer
It's all to play for here in the UK, with Dolderer looking to extend his 15.25 lead over Arch...
But we have plenty of midfielders looking to stake a claim on the 2016 title, with Sonka, Chambliss, Velarde and Muroya all within striking distance of the podium
Today should be a make or break round for many of the pilots – including Australia's Matt Hall – tipped for the title after a great 2015 season, but failing to really make his mark so far this year
The track here is not only beautiful, but also extremely challenging for the pilots with terrain and a static start to contend with
Three time World Champion Paul Bonhomme is up in the commentary box and he's a big fan of the track – having won here in both 2014 and 2015
He says there are 3 key points where the race can be won or lost and it's all about managing the turns without losing speed... easier said than done, with the risk of exceeding the max G limit
First into the track is American Mike Goulian
His technical team has introduced a lighter oil tank setup here and it's proved a great weight saving measure
He's on the home straight and it's a clean run for the American! It's the fastest he's flown all week and he can be happy with that 1:05.783 time
Bonhomme says it's promising but we can expect to see 1:04 times from the fastest pilots due to the lower windspeeds here at Ascot
Battling for a place in the Round of 8, next it's Canada's McLeod
He's already hot on Goulian's heels and he's in the green as we see the first split time
Quick turn from gate 6-7 and it's green again!
Can McLeod keep his cool? YES! It's 1:05.376 clean and he goes through!
Great start into the track for McLeod and he held onto that momentum through the track
It's 700m from the standing start to gate 1 and getting that right is the key to this track
Next up it's Lamb vs Velarde
It's Lamb's last race in front of the home fans and he really needs to hold it together if he wants to leave a great legacy in his final season
Super quick and crisp flying for Lamb, but his race line is debatable according to Bonhomme
But he's recovered and going hard on the G to come home with a fast time! It's a new track record! 1:04.251 for Lamb and that's what we expect from the 2014 World Champion!
That's a tough act for Spain's Velarde to follow!