But Arch will be close behind, grabbing solid points whatever the outcome
Sonka is into the track and he sets the pace
Great turn between 6-7, the critical part of the track
He's on the home straight! It's
And this is the one we've been waiting for! It's Germany's Matthias Dolderer – no room for error!
He pulled a 1:03 out of the bag in the Round of 14 so we know he's got it in him
But he can't afford to let anything go here...
He's off! And high dive into the fast gate – this is unbelievable racing from the championship leader!
It's green and green and green again!
He is owning the track here!
And that is a World Champion in the making! It's ANOTHER TRACK RECORD!
Nicolas Ivanoff vs Matt Hall
Michael Goulian vs Yoshihide Muroya
Hannes Arch vs Nigel Lamb
Martin Sonka vs Matthias Dolderer
Nigel Lamb: "the margins are very small and this is one of those classics when it felt amazing in the track... then I heard the time. I gave it my all but it just wasn't enough."
Lamb: "It's been a great journey and I'm glad I did pretty well on race day"
HALL // GOULIAN // ARCH // DOLDERER
And we're straight into the Final!
Hall to fly first – sitting in 7th overall so he really needs a great result to get his 2016 campaign back on track
Can he get sub 1:04? He'll need to
FANTASTIC FLYING! That is phenomenal!
Hall can smell the champagne ;)
Goulian goes next and he's guaranteed at least 4th place and despite not winning a race for 6 years, he is one of the most popular pilots on the circuit
He will take home at least 7 points from this race, which will be well deserved
That pressure doesn't seem to be playing to his advantage, he's off the pace but knows his best bet is to just get through clean
He knows he can't pull a 1:03 out of the bag, so this is the smart move
But it's under review... NO! That's an over G at the critical moment...
That is a DNF so it invalidates the run, but he can rest assured he gets the 7 points
We are on the edge of our seats here! Just two to go... and they are the most fierce competitors out there
Arch of Austria goes first, with Germany's Dolderer up last
Hall gets at least a 3rd place here in Ascot...