14. LE VOT
First out is Melanie Astles... she's not having a great day
It's an improvement this time for Astles, no penalties and it's 1:21.720!
Daniel Ryfa from Sweden goes next... it's a 2s penalty for incorrect level at gate 10... he'll have to settle for 1:23.249 including those extra seconds
Next up, fan favourite Cristian Bolton...
It's clean and what we want to see! He pushes forward with a strong performance – it's a 1:21.475 and he moves to the top of the table at the halfway point!
Swiftly on to the final three – it's Kevin Coleman in the track first
That is spectactular flying from the American, who posts a 1:19.478 and fast tracks to the top of the table! Looks like he will extend his lead...
Florian Berger to fly next...
He was second in Qualifying... and the young German was also top of the timesheets in one of the earlier Free Practice sessions... watch this space!
It's a 2s penalty for Berger for incorrect level at gate 3... but even with that, he posts 1:20.190! WOW! And he moves into 2nd place... with just Ben Murphy of the UK to fly
Such anticipation from the home crowds for the former RAF Red Arrows team leader as he enters the track...
And it delivers! What an exceptional run for the Brit... he's in the green!
- Pylon Hit!
And NO! just as it was looking like he would take the win from Coleman, it's a pylon hit for Murphy :(
And that's 3s straight away... 1:23.387 puts him back down to 6th...
CHALLENGER CUP RESULT ASCOT:
And that's all for today! What a fantastic day of racing here in Ascot... we'll be back tomorrow!
Welcome everyone! We are here for Race Day at Ascot and it's less than 10 minutes until we'll see the first of the Round of 14 head to head heats!