It's quick and it's green... he just needs to keep it clean! Steady pace here and his line is good, that's strong and could see him walk into the R8
Job done! Green all the way! And then the buzzer!
Just when you think it's in the bag! Climbing in Gate 10... and that gives Le Vot a place in the next round
Chambliss 55.844 with 2s for climbing in the gate
The two newcomers face off now... Bolton actually flew faster in the first sector yesterday than eventual Qualifying winner Sonka... but lost time through the track
Has he worked out where to improve?
He will throw down the gauntlet to Brageot – determining which of the two promoted former Challenger pilots will get a taste of the Round of 8
Bolton lays down a very commendable and clean 54.228
Brageot has had the advantage of shadowing Nigel Lamb in 2016 to learn the ropes through the Master Mentoring Program and we've already seen the results of this pioneering scheme in Brageot's results this week
That distinctive MXS-R is really the talk of the Race Airport but we need style and substance from the Frenchman here today!
It's not enough to take this one from Bolton... 54.503 is +0.275 slower than Bolton and it's the end of his first race day
Good work having made it through clean, but he'll have to wait for San Diego for another shot at the Round of 8
QUICK RECAP R14 WINNERS SO FAR:
Dolderer: "We did it and we'll do it again. It was a smoother flight today. The goal is to get in the Final 4 and then to win the race."
Goulian was the surprise package in Qualifying, finishing in 2nd – an excellent result for the US pilot who has had to put on a brave face in recent years
Ivanoff: "I tried to do as best as I could, smooth and without penalties, maybe with a bit more pressure. Today is really calm, a bit warm but the wind is not an issue."
Hall is definitely on the back foot here
He's flying the slower Edge 540 while he waits for his new slick V3... so sheer skill is really all that can get him through today... or a mistake by Goulian
Hall to go first – nothing to lose here
Bonhomme says it will have a lot of drag, due to no aerodynamic mods...
But it's all valuable time in the Edge after the switch from the MXS-R
It's all he could hope for here today... and it's Goulian's to lose now
Yesterday's Qualifying time was 52.458 which gives us an indication of what he can do...