Flying a safe run to get through and he can afford to save the best for last in the final
It's a done deal – 1:02.746 and he's through
Next up it's Bonhomme V Dolderer
We're predicting Bonhomme and Hall to join McLeod and Arch...
Back at the Race Airport, Besenyei: "My flights were all within half a second, so it's consistent."
Temperatures are rising out in Budapest and that will have an impact on the engines of the raceplanes, so there's a lot to think about today
And Bonhomme is out! He's leading the Championship, on equal points with Hall
He needs a win here to advance and he's been on the podium here enough times to have a big advantage over Dolderer
Last high G turn and he's textbook, says Mangold. Easy. It's a 1:00.521 and Dolderer will have to work hard in the heat to beat that
Dolderer flew 1:02.072 in the last round, so he needs to shave off a few seconds to be in with a chance
The German is on his way! Under the Chain Bridge and he's in the track
Was that too much G? He's close to the limit and there goes the buzzer for incorrect level at gate 5 - he's got no option but to really push to make it through and he's gaining time, but...
It's 1:02.116 with 2s in penalties... that'll be tough as he would have been faster than Bonhomme without that penalty
One to go and we've got McLeod, Arch, Bonhomme already in the final... will it be Hall or Sonka joining them?
Sonka goes first and flying against the main man here in Budapest is going to be the toughest call of his career... he's so close to making it through but can he do enough today?
Good flying and precise in the turns, taking the second vertical turn flatter... good race line and it's a 59.701! WOW! That is superb!
Hall will really have to make it count now to progress and save just enough for the final...
He's got the track record and has been under 1 minute all week but Sonka has really thrown down the gauntlet
What a sensational Round of 8!
Hall's in the red at the start with the split times but it's the second lap where Hall's race line really works for him... but no, it's back in the red!
OMG! That was not the plan... it's a 59.884 and HE IS OUT!
Sonka makes up the final, with McLeod, Arch and Bonhomme! Now that is the klnd of racing we like!
Sorry to all our Australian fans following the action... we're as surprised as you!