But it's too much and he's over G! That is an automatic DNF and he'll stay in 3rd for the moment. It was 11.93 G for just a nanosecond too long :(
The flamboyant Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff flies into the track next...
He could go either way here, which is what keeps us on the edge of our seats!
But it's not a great day at the office for Ivanoff, maybe due to continuing engine niggles... and some poor assessments with his apporach to the gates... it's a 2s at Gate 10 for incorrect level
Ivanoff posts 58.569 in his first run and that's bad news
Second go and the red split times are growing... there's nothing he can do now, so it's just a case of finishing the run
Bonhomme's suggesting the ailerons could be an issue here for Ivanoff, and some of the rolling manoeuvres could be a tell tale sign that he's not totally comfortable with the set up
Ivanoff's second run goes from bad to worse with 4s in penalties and he has to settle for 1:02.403
Lamb on his Qualifying run: It's a great feeling! Being surrounded by a good team that helps you to stay focused really helps. I'm feeling 'on it' this weekend! It's very easy to lose fractions everywhere on the track. Sometimes everything just comes together. I don't think I could have done much better in these conditions.
Now the top four pilots take to the stage here at the EuroSpeedway in Germany!
First up, Kirby Chambliss – 27.25 points to his name and making more progress this season than we've seen for a while...
A pilot who knows this sport inside out, and has the passport stamps from every single race... he's a former World Champion so we know he's earned his stripes
It's steady but just lacking the speed that Lamb's run demonstrated... it's a 55.444 for Chambliss
Second run and we're seeing more of the same – it's consistent – 55.667 and he moves into 5th place, which isn't a bad shout at this stage for the potential pairings for tomorrow
Now the second of the two MXS-R pilots, Matt Hall. He will be looking at the time set by Lamb just a few minutes ago
And after topping the timesheets in FP1, the Australian was on great form and needs to build on that now...
Hall does a great job out there and his first run is 54.413 which is enough to move into 2nd place
And his second run is just as strong... it's clean and he's making light work of this! It's 54.581 and he is right up there, chasing Lamb!
We've got two pilots to go... Austria's Hannes Arch and Germany's Matthias Dolderer
With 18.25 points between them, this race is critical for both...
Arch has implemented some additional aerodynamic mods for this race and we know he's hungry for the win... and the title
He's into the track, it's smooth flying but the split times are reading red on our screens... that's not a winning time and he'll have to push hard for his second run if he wants to improve his chances for tomorrow...
And that's a 54.791 for run 1