Nigel Lamb Finishes Training on Top

Posted on: 17th Apr 2010

PERTH - Britain's Nigel Lamb was atop the time sheets in the fourth and final training session on Friday ahead of the Qualifying on Saturday for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Perth, pushing compatriot Paul Bonhomme into second under bright blue Western Australian skies while Canada's Pete McLeod took a career-best third. Australia's Matt Hall struggled in the two early sessions on Friday but managed to put in one of the fastest times of the day in a post-training timed session.

Team Breitling's Lamb, flying with his revolutionary winglet wingtips, said he was pleased with his performance on the track over Perth's Swan River. Lamb, who also took second place here in 2008, was flying consistently all day on Friday and was a solid third in the morning session. His time of 1:27.55 was 1.38 ahead of Bonhomme and 2.46 in front of McLeod.

"It's good. It's very confidence-boosting," said Lamb, who is having the best run of his career with back-to-back second places in the last two races in Abu Dhabi last month and in Barcelona last year. "I think I've got the line. But you do have to remember that this is only training 4. It's really not that important. It's only important if the weather for the weekend looks really dodgy because if things go bad with the weather at the weekend, then the standing of the last training becomes very important."

Words courtesy of Erik Kay Red Bull Air Race