Aussie dominance was the story of the day as Troy Brosnan and a resurgent Mick Hannah unshackled themselves to lay down scorching times on a red hot day in Cairns. The two natives will be the last men down the hill tomorrow and will no doubt be spurred on by a 'lubricated' Australian crowd.

Sun blasted through the jungle canopy today and a dry track allowed the riders to blast through the undergrowth and lay down some scorching times. That didn't stop a number of riders hitting the deck though  - Josh Bryceland, Tahnee Seagrave and Finn Iles were among the casualties.

Here are all the best photos and insider info from qualifying:

Stylish Aussie junior Remy Morton qualified third
Elliott Heap toughed it out after a big crash yesterday. He was riding with a sore wrist today.
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A run to forget for Brendan Fairclough. He came down 81st but his protected status keeps him in the hunt.
A crash for Bryceland sees him 36th, he was 6th up until split 4 though
Florent Payet consolidated a strong race in Lourdes with a 13th place qualifier
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Kerr is quietly putting together a very strong start to the season. He qualified eighth.
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Danny Hart finished seventh despite being one of the slowest riders through the speed trap.
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World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016