Japanese still ahead - what are they planning?
The latest live tracking shows a difference in distance between the leaders and those at the back of over 300km. The leaders are still at around 9-10,000ft doing up to 30kt and the "pack" is lower and slower. There is very little "steerage" - all the balloons are going much the same way, whatever height they are at.
The problem all teams face is with Italy - they can only fly over in daylight hours. Is Hempleman-Adams going slowly to make sure that he reaches the Italian coast on Tuesday morning? Do the first three teams really want to be over the Pyranees at nighttime - although with an almost full moon the view will be absolutely spectacular. And will they then arrive at the Italian coast on Monday night?