Flying three-time World Champion Paul Bonhomme's former raceplane he's certainly got the right machine – free of too many mods, it's a speed machine
We saw great work from Velarde back in Spielberg and he played it well yesterday at Ascot
Lamb needs to hope experience in the sport pays off here, or it'll be disappointment
And there's the buzzer for a 2s penalty for incorrect level at gate 6
It's a 1:07.101 for Velarde – his net time wouldn't have been enough but that'll be little consolation
So Lamb goes through, following McLeod!
Next up Czech pilot Kopfstein vs Nicolas Ivanoff of France
I expected the track to be faster today, says McLeod and I didn't have to do anything too risky. I left a few places on the track where I can tighten up
McLeod is cool under pressure and it pays off
Bonhomme says this next head could give us some surprises...
Back at the Race Airport Lamb says "I wasn't sure because the track was fast and I deliberately didn't listen to the other times"
He won the Challenger Cup here at this track in 2014 so there's happy memories for the Czech pilot
But let's see if he can step it up for 2016
Accurate flying this week and with favourable conditions in the track this should be good news for Kopfstein, who'll set the pace for Ivanoff
It's a great run, clean, smooth and controlled – setting the bar for Ivanoff
It's 1:05.726 – a personal best for Kopfstein and that's a relief for him to lay down a fantastic time in only his first year in the Master Class
Bonhomme describes this as 'immaculate' – now that is a BIG compliment!
9 career podiums for the next man into the track – Ivanoff is a clear threat to Kopfstein, but he's unpredictable
His technician has been working hard to give Ivanoff those extra power outputs
Much tighter turn than Kopfstein and he's well in front
It's green all the way! 67 races under his belt and this is where he's showing how that counts
1:04.775 for Ivanoff and he's through!
MCLEOD // LAMB // IVANOFF are through with four heats to go
Kirby Chambliss vs Yoshihide Muroya next
11 seasons for Chambliss – in this sport from the very beginning and a former World Champ
versus Muroya – in his 5th season, just about to really find his form after a win in Chiba this year
Chambliss had a bad day yesterday in Qualifying so he's going to have to dig deep here to make it through
It's clean, but it's not fast...