And we haven't had any pylon hits... but, you know, this could be a bad thing to say...
Goulian is out next and we saw a great run from the American earlier. Mangold says it's like he's on a bucking bronco and there's an over G straight away! Sorry to break that to the fans at home...
That first run is a DNF in case you're wondering...
NO! gate 4 and a 2s penalty... that could be the start of the end? It's another buzzer and he's called for climbing in the gate
Canadian Pete McLeod given the all clear by Race Director Jim DiMatteo... here he goes!
He'll want to add to his 7 WC points from a podium in Abu Dhabi back in February...
Under the bridge and he's in the track, that's a good start for the sport's youngest pilot. Here he goes and he's a fan of the G! We know he can get a bit over zealous out there so can he keep it together... he'll be happy to post 59.480 and back at the hangar, dad Dave is making notes... they like to do their homework
Second run and he wants to get past Muroya but there goes the buzzer at gate 5 and we'll have to see if he can improve and it's another 2s added. That's 1:03.481 including 4s... that would have been fast, so tomorrow's another day for the Canadian.
Muroya still holding the lead, with six more pilots to fly... Sonka goes next!
The Czech pilot had a strong run in training but we hear that buzzer go off and that's not what you want on your first Qualifying run, where the aim is to secure a solid time.
His team has been working hard to get more power and improve performance, but it's down to Sonka out there in the track. He'll be unhappy with that 1:05.922 time with 6s in penalties...
Another go to nail it... keep it clean and you'll be fine Sonka! Looking better, it's clean so far but the split times are in the red. He's not faster than Muroya but he could move higher that his current 9th place
It's a 59.756 clean run and that'll do it – he moves right up to 4th place, much to the delight of his entire family who are here to support him!
FIVE TO GO! And it's Germany's Matthias Dolderer, who finished in 9th in the T3 session earlier today.
Thousands of spectators are currently on the streets of Budapest, in the sizzling summer heat of over 35 degrees to watch the Qualifying action.
- Pylon Hit!
And sorry Dolderer but you get the prize for the first pylon hit of the day!
While the airgators get to work, we hear from Yoshi Muroya at the Race Airport:
"So far, we are learning a lot about the new plane and getting used to it. We've got the fastest guys still to fly so we'll have to see if we keep the fastest time today."
Back in the track for Dolderer – but NO, that is a buzzer again and it's incorrect level at gate 2. What's going on? Now he's taking it easier, he needs to get a decent time but that is bad news... if he's slowest in Quali, he'll go against the fastest. 1:03.974 and it's 9th place with 4 to fly...
No yodelling from Dolderer today.
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.