Sonka up now, looking for a podium here and eager to move up from 6th place overall with just two chances to pick up championship points
It's a 1s penalty for operational violation at the second vertical turn... but it's 1:04.144 and a consistent finish for the former military pilot
Ivanoff next, fifth overall in the standings and displaying a great show of strength yesterday in FP2
In Q1 it was a disaster, and he's in 13th as it stands...
It's 2s for the French pilot and same mistake in both Q runs... incorrect passing at gate 2
Ivanoff clocks in at 1:08.843 with those extra 2s... he's in 9th
Three pilots to fly: Chambliss, Hall and Dolderer
US pilot Chambliss cleared into the track and he starts well, but there is that buzzer! It's 1s for the operational violation...
He picked up 5s in Q1... this is an improvement and he moves up to 7th place with 1:04.516
And that result (as it stands) would put him against fellow American Mike Goulian...
Now that would be awkward ;)
So it's Hall and Dolderer to fly...
NEWS UPDATE: We just heard that Muroya will be able to fly a second run after Dolderer
And Hall is owning the Indy track! That is green on the split times and he is hot on Muroya's heels! WOW that was great flying from the Australian!
It's a 1:02.255 and Hall is right up there in second place, just +0.182 behind the Japanese pilot!
Dolderer... sitting in 14th place as it stands after a disastrous Q1
And he's fast, this is controlled and calm
This is what we expect and he needs this to avoid a duel with Muroya tomorrow!
But that second vertical turn was slow and he's red all the way... but it's still fast! 1:03.378 moves him up to 4th place
After a technical evaluation, it has been decided to allow Yoshi Muroya to complete a second Qualifying run
Muroya is ready to take off and he's in the top spot, so there is nothing else he needs to do – this is an extra practice for him, if nothing else
But it's also another opportunity to iron out any final kinks
- Pylon Hit!
And there is the pylon hit! So that line doesn't work ;)
But there's no pressure here, it's time to just bring it home and pack up for the day
And that last run of the day is 1:05.901 from Muroya... who remains the winner of Qualifying by virtue of his first run! Go Yoshi!
MASTER CLASS QUALIFYING OFFICIAL RESULT:
FRANCOIS LE VOT