The race leaders Benoît Outters (FRA2), Swiss Chrigel Maurer (SUI1) and Patrick von Känel (SUI2), must be relieved now. They are flying as a team west much further than they would have expected. They are getting some good height at times of up to 2300m. That is unexpected considering the bad weather just northwest of them. It shows that the gamble to fly and the advantage of flying together are paying off.