Spain's Juan Velarde next into the racetrack. He took 2nd and 1st places in FP1 and FP2, but struggled to find his form in FP3, finishing up in 10th place.
Velarde into the track and he's on the nose with 200kts through the Start Gate.... Velarde looking very relaxed and he's pushing himself hard out there, with a great VTM and some graceful yet aggressive flying. Velarde goes quickly through the second half of the track but we feel he's holding something back a little... yet he climbs to the top of the timesheets and takes the lead from Ben Murphy by 0.119s
Francois Le Vot cleared into the track... prepare for that VTM roar!
- Pylon Hit!
It's not a great start for Le Vot as he quickly picks up +3s for drifting into a pylon at Gate 4... he's not been able to make up any real time after that early mistake, although his core times are looking solid.
Great work by the Airgators there, getting the Gate ready for Le Vot's second run
- Pylon Hit!
Brageot ready to go full throttle... and he's cleared into the racetrack! But it's all quickly gone wrong as he hits a pylon at Gate 4!
A downwind drift has caught Brageot it looks as though he's trying to make the best of this run...
An otherwise immense performance from the young French pilot... he'd be in second place otherwise. But there's still another chance to move up into a top position in Run 2