His 4th place result in Ascot certainly gave him a morale boost after a frustrating start to the season
He's into the track and that's a very disciplined approach to the chicane and he's red in the split times, but if he can play it safe to be in the middle of the pack that will be enough
It's 55.474 for Goulian and that puts him in 2nd place – that's a safe run and he can afford to experiment
Goulian's technical team has worked tirelessly to overhaul the engine, really giving the pilot the power that's been lacking
He's over the start speed and that is game over... DNF for Goulian and good job he banked that first run
Report from Race Control – Goulian had an issue with his technical system and so he gets a further run as a result
This is better and we're seeing another controlled flight here from Goulian, it's in the red on the split times -– over a second off the pace but there's not too much pressure at this stage
And that's a 56.219 time for the first of the Americans to fly in this Qualifying session
Martin Sonka into the track next and after a blistering result in yesterday's FP2 session he dominated
He's all green so far and big thumbs up from Bonhomme again!
Sonka moves to the top once again with a 54.623
Sonka flew a 53s on Friday so we know he's got the potential to take a win here, but it's about staying unruffled when it counts and the Czech former fighter pilot has come undone before
His second run not off to such a great start, picking up a penalty at Gate 3... so he stops the clock in 56.620
Nigel Lamb... ready to make amends after Ascot...
And that's the Lamb we like to see out on the track! It's a spectacular run – and a new track record – 53.110 is officially setting the bar now for the rest to meet!
Lamb can take it easy on run 2... he's got himself a great spot in the Round of 14 heats for tomorrow... and that'll be tough for whoever he locks horns with!
His second run is definitely slower and there's the buzzer for incorrect level at Gate 4 – 55.332
So Lamb smashes the track record and moves straight to the top!
Next up it's Muroya of Japan... and we're keen to see what he's got here in Germany to get his title campaign back on track
That's a strong performance from Muroya and he's showing a lot more consistency in the track
It's a 54.700 in the bag, putting him in 3rd place
But can he dig deeper on his second run? Let's see
And he's off again, with reds on the clock... it's steady here and he could pull it back on the VTM!\