Muroya, on the other hand, has had a tough week – technical issues meant he had to sit out FP1 and 2
But Podlunsek mustn't rest on his laurels as Muroya's net time yesterday was very good
He's setting the pace here for Muroya and it's a little cautious... he stops the clock in 1:08.287 clean
And the Japanese pilot is into the track at 179.34kts
He's red on the first split!
And it's red at the second one... how will this one pan out? Surely Muroya will progress... and yes, he's clawing it back!
It's green! 1:07.819 and he's got the VTMS dialled!
Two heats to go... Le Vot V Sonka and Velarde V Chambliss
Francois Le Vot up now... he's really upped his game and we're seeing more consistent flying
It's looking good for Le Vot but doubtful that he can beat Sonka today
- Pylon Hit!
And no! There is the buzzer and just at the final gate, it's a pylon hit!
3s added and it's a 1:11.189 for Le Vot
Hall: In the last few runs, we're finally feeling like it's my plane and I can take more aggressive lines and it's working.
Martin Sonka to fly now and if he wants to retain his place in the title hunt, he needs a points haul here today
178.52kts through the Start Gate on the Douro for the Czech pilot
He should be able to breeze this one, with Le Vot's extra 3s on the clock
But it's a track where only perfection will do so a lapse in concentration could always end his day
But Sonka is at his coolest today and it's green all the way... and it's 1:07.797. He goes through!