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
Chambliss is out in the track – currently in 4th overall – he needs a decent points haul here to end up on the World Championship podium at Las Vegas later this month
And Chambliss is clean through the track here, he's putting the pressure on McLeod and it's a 1:05.045 for the American
McLeod follows now... he managed a 1:04 in Qualifying so let's see if he's got more in the tank
We're looking for green on our screens here and that's a strong start for McLeod! He's smooth and controlled, good stuff from McLeod
And second split time is green and he's gaining! It's more than 1s ahead of his American rival!
And that's a late buzzer right at the last moment! Gate 13 incorrect level and it's 2s... he stops the clock in 1:05.249 and that gives Chambliss reason to smile!
Quick recap of who's through so far to the Round of 8:
Still to fly:
PODLUNSEK V HALL
BOLTON V MUROYA
Back at the Race Airport, Matthias Dolderer: "If I fly clean in the next run it should be even faster. I'm feeling excellent and the next run counts."
BREAKING NEWS: KIRBY CHAMBLISS GETS A DQ FOR OVER RPM AND PETE MCLEOD PROGRESSES
MCLEOD V IVANOFF
VELARDE V LAMB
SONKA V HALL
MUROYA V DOLDERER