And earlier today, Sonka was on superb form in FP3
We've got 250,000 spectators here in Porto today, soaking up the sunshine and the aerial action!
And this is it as the Master Class pilots get set for the Qualifying session, which will determine the head to head pairings in tomorrow's Round of 14
We've just heard that the first pilot due to race, Chile's Cristian Bolton, has returned to the Race Airport due to radio failure and he will record a DNS
This Porto Qualifying day is already providing plenty of upsets...
So Francois Le Vot will fly now instead...
He's cleared into the track and is our first Master Class pilot to lay down a marker
Le Vot was 10th in FP3 so he'll need to dig deep to finish higher in this round
But it's clean flying and he'll have 2 chances to post a string time
Q1 for Le Vot is 1:09.712 clean and this is faster than his FP3 performance from earlier
Now he has a chance to push a little harder and tighten up his line
Very smooth through the chicane on the first and second laps and this is great from the Frenchman
Q2 is proving to be a wisely calculated run... he's pushed just hard enough to improve his time and it's 1:08.903. Good work!
Mika Brageot, the second of our three French pilots, flies next
He's off and gaining confidence with every race after promotion to the Master Class in 2017
Brageot can be pleased with a clean Q1 steady run with 1:09.008, which is +0.105s behind Le Vot
He's got another shot at this and he's cleared back into the track in front of those enthusiastic Portuguese fans
And it's a 1s penalty for exceeding the start speed at 181.15kts – over the Porto 180kts limit
And this isn't recoverable... it's a 1:10.255 including the penalty for Brageot's Q2 run
Peter Podlunsek flies next and the pilot from Slovenia is currently sitting in 11th place with three races to go
Fastest in FP1 here in Porto yesterday, we're excited to see if he can repeat that