48.341s and even with the pylon and weather distraction, he's shown why he's the hot favourite for the title today – which would be his third and a record in the sport!
SONKA V CHAMBLISS is the next heat in the Round of 14...
The Czech pilot goes first and has his eye on third place overall...
NO! that's the buzzer for incorrect level at Gate 4... making it easier for Chambliss to progress
It's a 51.107s including 2 seconds in penalties and that's a disappointment
We say he's Fire and Ice... and that demonstrates that it really can go either way for him. Let's see if Kirby Chambliss will make the most of the opportunity
Birthday boy Chambliss is out into the track
He's got his new winglets on the Edge 540 and seems to be happy with the advantage they give
But that's the buzzer again at Gate 4... this will be close!
The split times are red and it's not looking good... at least he can celebrate his birthday with his family back on the ground...
It's a 52.811s for Chambliss and that gives Martin Sonka the green light to the Round of 8