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
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!
Quick recap – Brageot // Kopfstein // Hall // Muroya // Sonka through with Dolderer currently the Fastest Loser
Our final heat should have been Juan Velarde V Kirby Chambliss but there's been a disappointment for the Spanish team
NEWS UPDATE: Juan Velarde will not participate in race day of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Porto 2017. This is due to the fact that after making modifications to his race plane, the weather prevented Team Velarde from completing the necessary testing of these modifications. He will receive a “Did not start”(DNS).