Lamb and Bonhomme will again go head to head in the Round of 8, but there's no second chances for a fastest loser in this knock-out round. It's go big or go home!
I’m really disappointed. I’ve got a great team and a great raceplane, so we’ll be back stronger.
Martin Sonka:I’m really not satisfied. I was actually faster than Yoshi, but lost out due to my penalty.
Juan Velarde:It was my fastest run, but I’m waiting until I get too close to the gate to go level and that’s what really cost me.
First head to head will be Arch vs Besenyei. Arch will be out on the track first...
Anything can happen.... Arch needs a clean run through the track. The crosswind is northerly up to 10kts
Hannes needs to beat Beseneyi but he's taking risks out there
1s penalty for too fast into the track but it's a 59.760 and should be enough
And he's cleared into the track! 199kts into the track and straight into the chicane
Aggressive turn into gate 6, but he's in the red here...
59.852 and he is hot on Arch's heels – great flying from the Godfather!
McLeod V Muroya now
McLeod picked up penalties in the Round of 14 but he should take this... let's see!
Will those new winglets help him?
He takes a long line through Marina Turn
59.116 for McLeod – that's pretty sedate for the Canadian and he's found his line today
Not a great start for Muroya but he's making good, but he's off the pace
And it's a 59.597 for Muroya! Just not quite enough for the Japanese pilot and he won't go through today
Good news from the Race Airport: In the Round of 14 there was an incident, where American pilot Kirby Chambliss lost his canopy in the holding area north of Lulu Island. The canopy was recovered and caused no damage to third parties. Kirby landed safely at the Race Airport and was immediately checked by the medical staff and suffered minor scratches and bruises on his nose and his left eye.
We've got Ivanoff V Hall next and this should be interesting... Hall's on great form here in Abu Dhabi
Hannes Arch: "It's an advantage to go first but I'm not stressed by the others. I really focused on clean flying and now it's about the fastest time and I'm shooting for it"