It's a close one! Chambliss pushing HARD all the way to the Finish Gate but Ivanoff has retained the advantage! So close but it's super fast and super competitive today. Hundredths, thousandths of a second count for everything and Chambliss couldn't quite match his French rival's pace.
Two French contenders in the Final 4, Le Vot enjoying his best ever performance in his Master Class career... a real confidence boost for him.
Ivanoff posted the fastest time in the Round of 8 with 58.601, followed by Arch, Dolderer and Le Vot.
The adrenaline will be pumping for Le Vot, we can hear the French pilot giving himself a mental workout through the track
Penalty free and Le Vot is clearly pushing himself, he's got EVERYTHING to play for. Some beautiful lines and it's a shame as he picks up +2s at Gate 13. That's it, the French pilot has got his best EVER result and he's picked up a big batch of points for the overall rankings.
Great to see Le Vot smiling - now just a waiting game to see who's going to grab a place on the podium today.
Le Vot 1:02.281
Next up is Hannes Arch. He's been a regular on the Abu Dhabi podium and can pull it out of the bag in the Final 4. We've seen it before, will we see it again?
Arch going strong in the racetrack but it's ANOTHER HUGE UPSET for the pilot as Jim DiMatteo calls for him to knock it off from the Race Tower. Hopes for a race win are over for the Austrian, Le Vot grabs a spot on the podium. A disqualification for Hannes Arch in Abu Dhabi today.
Who could have predicted these results today?!
Dolderer will have heard the result and knows a podium place is just in reach... but which step will he be standing on?
Dolderer flying steady and composed, he's got a great rhythm with tight racing lines. Relaxed but fast, he's finding more and more time in the track, this is flying perfection from the German and he's got race win on his mind... Dolderer goes SUPER fast and he's up in the top spot!!!
Team MD21 celebrating in the hangars and Dolderer knows he's done well... just one more pilot to fly and we'll have our Abu Dhabi race winner decided today.
Ivanoff chasing Dolderer in the racetrack, he's got to turn it on and turn it up to get the green light in the splits. The splits are going from green to red, and there's just no telling who will take the race win!!!
Ivanoff pushing hard and flying right on the edge as Dolderer watches on!
Ivanoff pushing hard! It's a nervous wait as the time goes under review