It's green halfway through and he's got the advantage over Le Vot with race experience
And it's smooth, tactical flying for Besenyei
It's 1:08.919 for the Hungarian and he goes through!
GOULIAN V IVANOFF next – another great head to head, with both of these pilots capable of progressing
Goulian has upped the ante this year, with a new raceplane and team setup
We've got 12 gates out on the track, including a chicane – including a tricky challenge for the pilots as they fly over a line of trees into gate 6
We've only had one pylon hit so far during Ascot race week from Pete McLeod... the track conditions have been consistent and that means it really is a no excuses situation out there
And it's American Mike Goulian out now!
The fans back at home would love to see the ever-smiling Goulian on the podium
But he really needs to push it if he's to beat Ivanoff
It's not as aggressive as he needs, but it's clean – 1:08.721
That time is faster than Ivanoff's Quali run from yesterday, but has the Frenchman got more to give? He made it to the podium here last year with a 3rd place finish. Can he do it again?
And he's cleared into the track...
It's red on the first split time... then a more direct line over the trees and it's into the green!
Can he make good now and keep in the green? Yep, he's on it!
Spot on, says Mangold and he's a whole 1s ahead!
It's a 1:07.967 and he goes through!
As we watch the comparison of their lines, Ivanoff gets out of the vertical turns much more efficiently and it's clear that taking it tighter can pay off...
It's VELARDE V SONKA next and our money is on the Czech pilot, by virtue of pure race experience
Spain's Velarde is making progress in his debut season in the Master Class, but Sonka is riding high after podium success
Velarde is flying wide out there, it's a safe run but he needs more if he's to beat Sonka
Last gate and it's a 1:09.003 for Velarde! Nice flying, but we think early bath for the Spaniard
Let's see what Sonka's got
Sonka says he likes the standing start and so far he's handling it all well
He's low into the first gate but it's all good, we're expecting green on the split times and he delivers...
Maybe a little wide into the vertical turn, but he's back on the return leg and it's still green – just one vertical turn to go...
It's a 1:07.405 for Sonka and he's through!
Mangold says he's a little sloppy out there – that won't cut in in the Round of 8 so let's hope he takes that feeback on board