And Hall is last to fly, with the perfect line according to our analyst – walk in the park? Should be.
He's a little late getting level in a few gates, says Mangold but altitude control is great. It's all green and this is a done deal...
Could this be the race for Hall?!
There's a lot of love from the fans at home and he delivers – 58.400! THAT IS AWESOME!
If you need a heads up, the Round of 8 comprises of the seven fastest pilots from each Heat in the Round of 14, plus one fastest loser - today, that's Martin Sonka.
The four fastest pilots from the four heats in the Round of 8 will then progress to the Final 4, and the top three will stand on the Budapest podium. Who's your favourite for the win in Hungary?
NEWS UPDATE! Round of 8 head to heads:
Besenyei V McLeod
Lamb V Arch
Bonhomme V Dolderer
Sonka V Hall
WE ARE GO FOR THE ROUND OF 8 and it's non-stop from here :)
8 pilots about to fly in four heats of head to heads... it's Besenyei V McLeod first and those Hungarian fans will be sending Peter positive vibes from the banks of the Danube!
Cleared into the track and we're off! Besenyei is in great spirits as his confidence grows with the new Edge 540 V3 and he'll be going all out in Budapest!
Go Peter! It's looking good out there, and he's down at minimum race height to really make the most of the cooler air
Into the last high G turn and he's clean so far, but he'll need to be under 1minute if he wants to secure a spot in the final... under review, No it's all good! 1:00.887 and that's a fantastic run for Besenyei!
McLeod has it all to do now and this is going to be tougher than he may have first thought...
Can he stay penalty free out there? He has a tendency to make silly errors under pressure, but there's no doubt he can be fast.
Flying the Edge 540 V3 he's comfortable in this raceplane and that could be to his advantage
He's in the red at first, then it's green on the split times and he's looking strong - no loss of altitude says Mangold
Is it the end of the dream for Besenyei?! It's 59.460 for McLeod and he's through!
Arch V Lamb next and both need a win here to close the gap on Bonhomme and Hall...
clean, smooth and fast – this is what we expect from a World Champion
Great vertical turn as he heads back... but no that is an over G and he should have known better after the last round!
That is pushing it to the limit and the gamble didn't pay off for Lamb. Arch looks set to reach the final and smiles from the team hangar, ready in anticipation...
SO far... McLeod through to the final, Arch hoping to join him!
He's into the track and with Lamb's DNF this should be easy