Second run for the 2016 World Champ and he's red on the split times and it's a 2s penalty at Gate 3... that pylon is not his friend today
59.478 for Dolderer and that puts him in 6th with the rest of the top pilots to fly this afternoon, which will move him further down the table to set him up for a tough Round of 14 head to head tomorrow
The first of our Czech pilots will fly now – it's Petr Kopfstein out in the track
Sitting in 5th overall with 23 points, this could be another points haul for Kopfstein
It's an aggressive run here from Kopfstein and an extremely tight Vertical Turning Manoeuvre but it's not enough
59.089 for Kopfstein's first run
This is a much stronger run and he's into the green from the off... back into the red but it's solid and the Czech pilot seems to have this much more under control
His second lap of the track appears to be where he loses time so there's homework to do tonight... it's 57.426 and Kopfstein moves into 4th
Kirby Chambliss is flying now and the second of our Americans is also on the hunt for points after a great win in Budapest earlier this month
57.605 for Chambliss and that's nowhere near fast enough to get him on the podium tomorrow, but it's a safe run
Back in for a second chance to ease ahead of Ivanoff – has he got winning form again here?
Green then red... this is very fast and close... it's green again!
A great clean run from Chambliss and it's 56.703! He is hot on the heels of Ivanoff and moves into 2nd with just 3 pilots to fly
Currently Ivanoff leads with Chambliss and Goulian close behind and Hall in 4th
Pete McLeod next to race... followed by Sonka and then Muroya closes proceedings
Here comes the Canadian, in 3rd overall on 26 points and with the podium in his sights here in Russia
That's an exceptional performance from McLeod and he could well take this Qualifying win with that 56.093 time and he still has another go...
He pushes Ivanoff into second place with that run!
Second run and he's got even more in the tank! It's astonishing and he's green against his own time!
This is green again but it's under review...
Spared the wrath of the judges, he gets the OK and that is phenomenal! It's 54.562 and it's a new track record!