But it was Australia's Matt Hall who climbed to the top step – taking a career first win! "I feel brilliant!" he said afterwards.
With both Dolderer and Hall making a clear bid for the 2016 title as we passed the halfway stage, it became clear that this was a two-man race to the finish line...
Moving on to Dolderer's home race at the EuroSpeedway in Lausitz, the pressure was really on...
But the pilot lapped up the home fans' attention and gave them a weekend to remember!
It was another podium for the German for second place – but a win from Hall ramped up the duel
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
1300 MASTER CLASS ROUND OF 14
1420 RESCHEDULED CHALLENGER CUP
1505 MASTER CLASS ROUND OF 8
1530 MASTER CLASS FINAL 4
AND WE ARE LIVE FROM INDIANAPOLIS!
It's not a done deal for Dolderer though!
The heat is really on Dolderer and Hall in Indy... with midfield pilots really chasing at their heels
Yoshi Muroya posted the fastest time in the Qualifying session yesterday is the one to watch.. he's the only pilot to post a 1:02 time so far...
And the pairings for the head to head Round of 14
The track here features 2.5 laps and 16 air gates...
KOPFSTEIN V VELARDE is the first of the head to heads!
And Kopfstein is cleared into the track! He'll set the pace for Juan Velarde and he said yesterday this track didn't suit his style...
It's all about getting the vertical turns spot on here
and the judges are being super hot on flying them right
1:06.133 clean run for Kopfstein... slower than his Q time and that's not too tough for Velarde
Spanish pilot Velarde is flying former triple world champion Paul Bonhomme's former raceplane, the super fast Edge 540 V3