Second run isn't looking to give the Austrian the advantage he needs, it's red again and then a late penalty for climbing in Gate 14 and that's an automatic 2s... leaving him with 57.176 on the timesheet
And the man the crowds have been waiting for... it's Matthias Dolderer!
And the German pilot is leading the standings with three races to go and is set on taking home the silverware this year...
And while he's off to a good start, that is not what he'll want to hear... as Race Control reviews the flight and he's pulled up for sinking in Gate 8
That's a 2s penalty and he records 56.677 on the timesheet – putting him in 9th place and that is bad news!
He's got another shot at this and he's back into the track to try to give the fans a big result...
And the best he can do here is a clean and error-free 55.470 – and it's 8th place for Dolderer in Qualifying
MASTER CLASS QUALIFYING RESULTS:
1200 CHALLENGER CUP QUALIFYING
1400 MASTER CLASS FREE PRACTICE 3
1515 RESCHEDULED BUDAPEST CHALLENGER CUP
1600 MASTER CLASS QUALIFYING
1800 PRESS CONFERENCE
Thanks for joining us today and we'll be back again tomorrow ready to bring you the race action! See you there :)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
1300 CHALLENGER CUP
1400 ROUND OF 14
1600 ROUND OF 8
1635 FINAL 4
1730 PRESS CONFERENCE
Welcome back to the EuroSpeedway at Lausitz in Germany, where we are settled in for a fully-packed day of aerial action!
Today will see the Lausitz round of the Challenger Cup, followed by a full schedule of Master Class racing from 1400 local time when the Round of 14 starts!
The big news for this round is that yesterday in Qualifying, Nigel Lamb of Great Britain blew away the cobwebs and stormed to victory – not only defeating Matt Hall and Matthias Dolderer, but also smashing the track record with a 53.110 time!
It was an unexpected surprise for the German fans, who have turned out this weekend in their droves to support local hero Dolderer – current standings leader and title favourite with 3 races to go in 2016
Earlier in the week Dolderer led fellow pilots around the German countryside to take in some spectacular views before arriving at the EuroSpeedway...
We kick off today with the Challenger Cup in just a few minutes – it's a double helping here in Germany as we also had the rescheduled Budapest race yesterday as well as Qualifying for this round
It was Daniel Ryfa of Sweden who took the win, with Ben Murphy and Luke Czepiela joining him on the podium