Brageot, Goulian, Hall and Sonka still to fly.
Muroya, McLeod and Velarde currently holding the top three spots in the Qualifying timesheets.
And Brageot is up next... he had a disappointing last Free Practice session, finishing in 13th but the Frenchman handles pressure well and could pick his performance for Qualifying today. Brageot into the track at 198kts and lap 1 is off to a great start, VTM is solid and there's a lot of speed in his MXS-R as he blasts through the second VTM on point into the second lap. Great flying, great cadence through the gates and Brageot is looking comfortable and quick, although he seems to be pulling a little too hard and could find some more time out there. The timesheet is clean for the Frenchman and he goes into 3rd place overall with 53.572
Goulian into the track. Goulian took the win in Abu Dhabi last season and we know Goulian has got a lot in the tank as we see a slightly conservative performance from the American pilot. Still, his time is solid and Goulian has definitely got a banker there. No penalties and great style... but he's got some time to find in the VTMs. He goes into third with 53.400, 0.3s behind Muroya.
Hall into the track at 199kts... he said he was hurt badly by relaxing too much on Race Day last season, but with extra points up for grabs here in 2019 will we see a super competitive Hall in Qualifying?
Hall through the chicane and it looks pretty wide... a little time lost and Hall seems to be safe and no penalties as yet... tight through the track and the second VTM is looking really quite slow. Not the super-quick performance that we're used to seeing from the Australian and he has some tidying up to do on the chicane, with more aggression in the VTMs and we could see a big move up from his current 11th place overall with 54.454
Defending World Champion Martin Sonka is cleared into the track.
Sonka into the track at 199kts... he's through the first section REALLY quickly... 10.8G through the first VTM and that's on point for the Czech pilot. Great rhythm and pinpoint precision from Sonka, with the splits going from red to green to red... the second VTM is a little slower and that could cost Sonka as he pushes through the second lap. A good, solid first run and Sonka can afford to push much harder in this second run as he goes into 4th overall with 53.524