6th also in FP3 earlier today...
It's a solid run for Dolderer – 50.767 and that puts him just +.054s behind Hall
Second go for the defending title holder and it's green at the first split but he's losing time after the first VTM
Back into the red, and again... and it's not quite enough to beat Hall's time. It's a 50.751 and two consistent runs today
Czech pilot Petr Kopfstein is now on his way and this race is critical for him... he's sitting in 5th place in the standings and could be in the 2017 top 3 if he scores a podium here
That's a phenomenal run from Kopfstein! He's so close to Hall's pace and that's enough to move into 2nd – it's a 50.229
Preparing for his second run... but he gets a minor delay from the Race Control
Let's see if that distraction affects him...
He's back in the track and there it is... it's an over G! He's called out of the track and it's back to the Race Airport
Hall: "There's some pretty quick guys still to race. I'm finally settling in to the plane and the team's going really well. There's another chance for a podium so fingers crossed."
And now into the final group of pilots – Muroya, Chambliss, McLeod and Sonka to fly
Japan's Muroya is in 4th overall, 10 points behind leader Sonka who has 54 points
Muroya was fastest in FP3 earlier and after disappointment in Porto he needs to make the R14 work to his advantage tomorrow
And he's green at the first split, moving into red after the first VTM – which is the key to this track
Red again to the Finish Gate... but it's not enough to move to the top, but that's a safe run putting him in 3rd
He's got a chance now to refine those VTMs and claw back some time
Muroya holds the current track record with a 50.004 and we want to see that now!
Back in the track and it's red at the first split again... then he pulls ahead into the green, but then it's red again! This is extremely close...
50.400 for Muroya's Q2 and he stays in 3rd
We're seeing consistent flying from Muroya, which is where he can sometimes waver so this is a very good sign for the Japanese pilot
And now it's Chambliss... who missed out on the podium in Porto and lost his top spot in the standings
He was down in 8th in FP3 but this is a different Chambliss we're seeing out on the track now... it's King Kirby at his best!
He's hot on the heels of Hall, but it's not quite enough to knock him off the top spot... Chambliss' Q1 of 50.472 is enough to see him in 4th
And he'll be looking to go all out now in his Q2 run
It's red at the first split... and there it is! The call from the Race Director and it's an over G for Chambliss...