8 pilots about to fly in four heats of head to heads... it's Besenyei V McLeod first and those Hungarian fans will be sending Peter positive vibes from the banks of the Danube!
Cleared into the track and we're off! Besenyei is in great spirits as his confidence grows with the new Edge 540 V3 and he'll be going all out in Budapest!
Go Peter! It's looking good out there, and he's down at minimum race height to really make the most of the cooler air
Into the last high G turn and he's clean so far, but he'll need to be under 1minute if he wants to secure a spot in the final... under review, No it's all good! 1:00.887 and that's a fantastic run for Besenyei!
McLeod has it all to do now and this is going to be tougher than he may have first thought...
Can he stay penalty free out there? He has a tendency to make silly errors under pressure, but there's no doubt he can be fast.
Flying the Edge 540 V3 he's comfortable in this raceplane and that could be to his advantage
He's in the red at first, then it's green on the split times and he's looking strong - no loss of altitude says Mangold
Is it the end of the dream for Besenyei?! It's 59.460 for McLeod and he's through!
Arch V Lamb next and both need a win here to close the gap on Bonhomme and Hall...
clean, smooth and fast – this is what we expect from a World Champion
Great vertical turn as he heads back... but no that is an over G and he should have known better after the last round!
That is pushing it to the limit and the gamble didn't pay off for Lamb. Arch looks set to reach the final and smiles from the team hangar, ready in anticipation...
SO far... McLeod through to the final, Arch hoping to join him!
He's into the track and with Lamb's DNF this should be easy
Flying a safe run to get through and he can afford to save the best for last in the final
It's a done deal – 1:02.746 and he's through
Next up it's Bonhomme V Dolderer
We're predicting Bonhomme and Hall to join McLeod and Arch...
Back at the Race Airport, Besenyei: "My flights were all within half a second, so it's consistent."
Temperatures are rising out in Budapest and that will have an impact on the engines of the raceplanes, so there's a lot to think about today
And Bonhomme is out! He's leading the Championship, on equal points with Hall
He needs a win here to advance and he's been on the podium here enough times to have a big advantage over Dolderer
Last high G turn and he's textbook, says Mangold. Easy. It's a 1:00.521 and Dolderer will have to work hard in the heat to beat that
Dolderer flew 1:02.072 in the last round, so he needs to shave off a few seconds to be in with a chance
The German is on his way! Under the Chain Bridge and he's in the track
Was that too much G? He's close to the limit and there goes the buzzer for incorrect level at gate 5 - he's got no option but to really push to make it through and he's gaining time, but...
It's 1:02.116 with 2s in penalties... that'll be tough as he would have been faster than Bonhomme without that penalty