Let's see what that first split time will be... and it's red!
He needs to claw that back in the vertical turn!
He just needs to get through clean to make it into the Round of 8
And final chicane... this is it... it's a 1:05.984 and he goes through!
IVANOFF V DOLDERER up next!
Ivanoff was fastest in FP2 earlier in the week, so we know he's comfortable in this technical track
And it's up to him to stop Dolderer taking the title here!
Ivanoff is into the track and he needs to give this everything!
Ivanoff is flying beautifully and this is great work from the Frenchman!
It's a solid time 1:05.026 but Dolderer is capable of smashing that
And Dolderer is loving the track here... he's full of confidence and this run is critical for him!
This round also awards a place in the Round of 8 to the fastest loser, so there's a second chance for one lucky pilot
And Dolderer is way in the GREEN
He just needs to keep his cool and it's his
Calm and controlled... he's clearly got his head back in the game after a disappointing Qualifying
But that is epic! It's a 1:03.661 and Dolderer goes through!
American Mike Goulian surprised us all yesterday with an astonishing performance but Sonka is a tough competitor to beat
The fans are loving the action from the grandstands!
Back at the Race Airport, Juan Velarde: It's a good relief to beat Petr and I didn't have a good time because I stalled... but it was good enough to get through. The wind has changed and we had to change the gameplan about ten minutes before we went into the track."
So fan favourite Goulian goes first in this next head to head
Goulian will set the bar and be looking to recreate the exceptional result from Qualifying
He has to go hard if he wants to beat Sonka... and this is great racing from Goulian! Those home fans will be going wild!
It's 1:06.534 and that is not a guaranteed place for the American...
Goulian's team has given his raceplane a full overhaul mid-season and he does seem to be getting more power in the track
But it could be Martin Sonka that puts an end to Goulian's podium hopes here... he's into the track now!