Not sure why many of your comments didn't make it through yesterday but we are seeing plenty of them now! We really enjoy having you all with us and supporting your pilots so stay with us for the next few hours as we enjoy a full schedule!
The Challenger Cup will start any minute, followed by the Master Class Round of 14
If you missed Qualifying yesterday, defending champion Matthias Dolderer pulled it out of the bag at the last minute and took the victory
Now we go straight into the Challenger Cup!
Challenger Cup Startlist:
And Hungarian pilot Genevey flies in San Diego for his first ever Red Bull Air Race and he does a great job here... making good on a slightly disappointing run in Qualifying
It's clean and steady – 1:15.115 and that's 2s faster than yesterday!
Florian Berger to fly next and he's the defending champion from 2016 and the man to beat here in San Diego, topping the timesheets in all Free Practice sessions earlier in the week
He couldn't quite catch Kevin Coleman yesterday and had to settle for a 4th place in Qualifying
Clean and disciplined out there for Berger and he's back to his best today...
It's 1:09.383 for the German pilot Berger and that's faster than Coleman's Qualifying time!
Kenny Chiang, who also debuts here in San Diego, is up next...
- Pylon Hit!
Now he's given the spectators some excitement with two pylon hits! Not great for his standing on the leaderboard but we all love to see those pylons get sliced!
For Chiang, that's Gates 10 and 14 down and 6s in penalties... he posts 1:18.463
Coleman: "Florian put down a pretty good time and he's the man to beat."
We're checking if there are technical issues with the livestream – bear with us!
GENEVEY: "The racetrack is really impressive but it was a bit hard for me to find my best lines. I hope I can do better in the next race."
Time to beat at the halfway stage – Berger 1:09.383. "I had no penalty but found my flying a little sloppy. Let's see what Kevin and Luke will do."
CHIANG: "My goal was to fly a clean race and I hit two pylons so it's a lesson learned. This is my first race so everything is very new to me."
And we're back in the track with Baptiste Vignes!