Pete McLeod at the Race Airport: "Everything's so close out there, it seems simple but it's a fast track and it's easy to drop back. Guys are flying relatively clean but the judges are feeling pretty strict. It's consistent but it is a challenge to get it just right."
And now it's Lamb – he's flying higher says Mangold, and we're seeing red on the split times.
And it's good tactics from Lamb - 59.553 he moves to 4th place. That's respectable for a defending World Champ but still Hall, Arch and Bonhomme...
He gets another stab at it and will be all out to blitz his way through the track to try to jump to 1st...
it's 59.011 to beat Muroya... it's still in the red for Lamb though, has he got any more to give out there? Not quite as fast as his first run and it's unlikley he'll improve... it's a 59.914 and he's back to the Race Airport
Hannes Arch up next... get ready! It's going to be fast from here :)
Here we go... under the Chain Bridge and this is not great for the Austrian... 1:01.962 with 2s in penalties but he always keeps us on the edge of our seats, so don't write him off just yet
Second run and Mangold says he's a bit lost out there and late into the turn to set up for the vertical turn
He's in the red but this is not the slick flying we're used to... can he claw it back? Still off the pace and it's not a great day at the office... 59.328 clean is enough to bring it back from the brink! He sits in 2nd.
Fastest man out there for the moment, it's Matt Hall up now and he should give Arch a run for his money, but can he knock Muroya off the top spot?
Those superwinglets are working well for Hall, maybe bigger is better? He's got a great gameplan and knows how to run a military operation when it comes to racing...
He's red on the split times at the moment, then it switches to green and it's the second lap that is really where he comes into his own out there – 58.323 and he's in the lead! He's got that track down and only Bonhomme can take the Quali from him... but first he gets another go and he's back in the track. Track record 57.775 to beat...
Clean and tight turns all the way, he's not losing anything in those turns and keeping the speed. Into the second lap and he'll be walking it now... he's got the run he needed from the first go. This one's under review...
But he's cleared by the Race Tower and it's 59.756. Nice job Matty ;)
Last man to go and it's Paul Bonhomme. He's leading the standings as we go into the 4th round of the 2015 World Championship. He's also made the podium every time the race has landed in Budapest... just saying.
Minimal bank, maximum speed - Mangold knows what to look for and Bonhomme knows what to do.
He's red on the split times, but minimal corrections as he takes it all in his stride. But the Edge 540 just doesn't seem to be as fast as Hall's MXS-R. It's 59.812 and that's 8th place... he's going to have to work really hard on his second run. Maybe the heat is getting to the engine?
Last run of the day... Hall, Muroya and Arch currently at the top of the Qualifying timesheet.
He's in the green! He'll need immaculate flying to make it. But that's the buzzer and he's got work to do on the Danube.
It's 1:01.208 including 2s at gate 5 – the one that's catching everyone out today, but Bonhomme should know better.
HALL takes Qualifying in Budapest with 58.323, Muroya 59.011 and Arch 59.328.
Hall back at the Race Airport: " The raceplane is starting to fit like a glove and I'm really starting to wring it out in the turns. As a team we try to put a lid on any excitement and just compete against myself. We've been concentrating on getting no penalties in the last few races and that's our secret."