It's a 1:08.176 clean for McLeod, despite almost clipping Gate 16 as he left the track
ROUND OF 14 WINNERS:
OK so we are back and it's only a matter of minutes before the Round of 8 begins!
The head to heads for this Round are looking particularly exciting, with the first battle between Muroya and Sonka sure to set up a dramatic Final 4 today
Both pilots have 39 points in the overall standings and are vying for the 2017 title – one of them will go through to the Final 4 while the other will be knocked out
ROUND OF 8 STARTLIST 1500 LOCAL TIME:
MUROYA V SONKA
KOPFSTEIN V CHAMBLISS
MCLEOD V DOLDERER
BRAGEOT V HALL
HERE WE GO! IT'S NON-STOP NOW WITH THE ROUND OF 8 AND FINAL 4 FROM PORTO!
Today sees 600,000 spectators along the banks of the Douro River and the sun in shining... it's about as good as it gets!
This is it... Japan's Yoshi Muroya is incoming!
But no! It's an immediate 1s penalty for exceeding the start speed – 181.07kts!
That is very bad news for Muroya and could well hand this one to Sonka unless he can pull out all the stops!
He's setting the pace for the Czech pilot to beat