It's going to be non-stop now for the rest of the afternoon as we go through the Round of 14 and straight into the Round of 8... so hold on tight! It's the 2017 final here in Indianapolis and we're going to see a new World Champion crowned very soon!
Brageot is lined up ready for his static start and getting the start speed spot on is key to make an advantageous entry to the track
Could Brageot spoil the party for McLeod? It's unlikely he'll go faster than the Canadian but this is a game of nerve today...
Brageot is cleared into the track and it's 148.22kts!
The newcomer to the Master Class will set the pace for McLeod... it's clean and considering the conditions out there, this is great flying from Brageot
It's a 1:06.752 for Brageot and McLeod will have to get this just right out there now to guarantee his space in the Round of 8
McLeod flew faster than this in Qualifying but the wind conditions are a big factor today...
Through the Start Gate at 148.67kts...
Let's take a look at the first split... it's red, but the VTM is where he can pull this back
And it's green! This is Championship winning flying from the Canadian! Green again...
- Pylon Hit!
But no! That is game over for McLeod and a late pylon hit!
He takes out the Finish Gate and this is disastrous for McLeod... our hearts go out to him today...
But for Brageot it's reason to smile as he progresses to the Round of 8!
But this round coming up is the round of the year... who will take the heat? Muroya up first and Sonka to follow... but first our Airgators fix the Finish Gate
McLeod's time is 1:09.598 with the 3s added... so unlikely to gain the Fastest Loser spot
Here comes Muroya! He's set for his takeoff and this is it!
Through the Start Gate at 148.49kts...
And it's the buzzer already at Gate 4! 2s added...
He's making this easy for Sonka, but can he claw this back?
It could all be too late for the Japanese pilot to take the title today... it's 1:06.134 for Sonka to beat
We are on the edge of our seats for this one! Sonka is ready to take off for the flight of his life!
And he's into the track at 146.33kts, slower than Muroya
He needs to keep it clean and keep his nerve