Murphy flew 53.748 in Qualifying so has a real opportunity here. Hall is currently Fastest Loser so may have a free pass if Murphy beats him.
- Pylon Hit!
Murphy into the track at 198kts... he;s through the chicane and into the first VTM but it's very high and he pushes down and fast through the exit... level in time and he HITs the pylon! Hits the pylon at Gate 7 and then another penalty on the clock and Murphy is going home...
Just three pilots have flown error-free today: Sonka, Goulian and Chambliss.
The Masters Round of 8 is back at 16:00 local time (12:00 UTC)