Melanie Astles poised to bring the Challengers' Qualifying session to a close this afternoon... but where will she finish on the timesheets? She's logged a 5th and two 6th place finishes this week in her free practice sessions.
And Astles is into the track, she's clenly through those first gates that have caused so many problems for many pilots this weekend.. she's flying cleanly, and is really picking up the pace from Gate 5... .second split in the green
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Bolton moved up the rankings into 8th in FP3 today, it's a good solid start for Bolton and he's through the first run cleanly... a great VTM and he should be finding more pace... but he's not able to match Ivanoff.
Bolton just off his FP3 pace but it's a good performance and he's got another turn in the track on build on that result
Kopfstein into the track at 199.92kts... that's a quick start and he'll be looking to redeem himself after that pretty poor FP3 performance
Clean and calm, but he's got to find some edge and pick up speed, the VTM not quite on point but he's definitely looking more poised this afternoon out in the track. The splits are red but Kopfstein is definitely in a more competitive mode of racing today as he slips into second place behind Ivanoff with his first run.
Britain's Ben Murphy up next. He had some great times that were marred by penalties in FP3 today... if he can fly clean, he can get a really good position in the timesheets today