Yoshihide Muroya is first out into the track for the Round of 8.
Muroya posted 1:01.154 in the R14; Le Vot was faster with 1:00.752
And he's looking fast but the call comes from the Race Tower and CLEAR disappoint from Muroya as the call to knock it off comes through... Over-G for Muroya! That's it.. the Japanese pilot is out and if Le Vot can put a good run in and avoid a DNF or DQ, he'll go through to the Final 4.
Francois just needs to let his plane to do the work and get around there, he doesn't need to go full throttle, his career best performance is going to be recorded today.
We can hear Francois is still roaring in the cockpit, he's looking good and clean!
Not perfect lines but it's solid and 2016 begins with a great, great start for the French pilot.