It's clean for the Frenchman but that time really isn't up there, sorry Francois. He clocks in at 1:05.976 and unless McLeod blows it, we think early bath for Le Vot...
Canada's Pete McLeod up next and this should be easy, says Mangold. He'll need to play it safe for this one, just enough to get through clean and error free...
He's in 7th overall in the standings and will be hungry for a podium here in Budapest... looks good so far, it's a 1:02.866 and he walks it to the Round of 8... au revoir Le Vot :(
Peter Besenyei at the Race Airport about the new Edge 540 V3 "I still need more flights but each one is better and better, still some things to improve but it's getting better. It was quite a terrible feeling to race without any chance and now I have a chance."
Quick recap, Besenyei and McLeod first two pilots to progress to the Round of 8... and up next Ivanoff and Lamb go head to head. This should be close!
Ivanoff flies under the Chain Bridge and he's off! It's been a bit rocky for the Frenchman here and no real breakout performances so far, but Ivanoff always keeps us entertained....
Right on cue! That's an over G and an immediate DNF! Game over.
On the up side, that's a bonus for Lamb who is up next
The defending World Champion is acutely aware that this race is critical. He began his career on this track and Ivanoff has left the door wide open for Lamb to get his title chase back on track.
OK... that is epic! Lamb gets an over G too!
We heard at the start of the week that this could happen – but two in a row, in a head to head?
Lamb is not happy - he's calling the Race Tower and wants them to double check. This is make or break for the Brit...
This is why we love this sport... it really can be anyone's race to win!
Times from Qualifying would be considered if they both have the DNF... and we've had confirmation that this is a lucky break for Lamb who gets the green light and wins his heat by virtue of that Quali run.
Velarde V Arch next and we have our predictions for this face off, but as we've just seen, anything can happen. Velarde's team has been working hard to reduce the weight of their Edge 540 V3 and technician Ted Reynolds has removed 6kg apparently since Rovinj...
The Spanish pilot is first and we see the buzzer light up on our screens for incorrect level, that's 2s already
Arch will be tough to beat unless he totally stuffs it out on the track
It's 1:06.072 for Velarde
Arch is up next and as the winner from 2008, he's got good memories from Budapest
Arch's aggressive style could cause him problems here today but we know the Austrian can win when he's in the groove
He was 3rd in Qualifying and today that's another strong run – it's 1:02.497 and he's through
Halfway through the Round of 14 – quick recap: Besenyei, McLeod, Lamb and Arch are through...
Sonka's been on the ascent in the last year and he's been biding his time... but Bonhomme has a very credible rival in the Czech pilot
The British two-time World Champion is into the track first and that's an advantage for Sonka
Smooth and clean flying for Bonhomme, but can he get the performance from his raceplane? Seems so, it's a 1:01.028
The pressure is on Sonka now - he finished higher than Bonhomme in 7th, just one place ahead of Bonhomme... so this will be interesting!
It's his 3rd season in the sport and we know he's a real podium contender out there
Bonhomme will be keeping his fingers crossed for some mistakes out there
It's controlled and efficient, he's slightly in the green on the split times but he's having to correct his lines and that's costing him
Last part of the track and can he do it!