And he's through for the first time in 2017 with 1:08.151!
Sonka: Yoshi made it a little easier for me and I knew I didn't have to push too much. A very nice duel with him.
Chambliss: We'll probably have to step it up a little bit. I'd like to see a 1:07 flat.
McLeod: I'm flying to the limit and if someone can beat that time it'll be well deserved.
FINAL 4 PORTO STARTLIST:
Martin Sonka flies first and we're straight into the Final 4 now!
Slower start there 177.63kts and this is all about flying clean and absolutely error free
He's flown a 1:06 so knows what's possible out there
1:07.229 is the time to beat for the three remaining pilots after Sonka leaves the track
Bonhomme points out that Sonka's time was 1/1000th of a second faster than McLeod's R8 time!
Chambliss now follows and this could be very tough for the American to beat... but if he wants to create a definite lead as the season end draws nearer, he needs to beat Sonka
179.28kts into the track so he's giving this everything!
And it's green at the first split time! Unbelievable! Just 0.06s faster!
And he's green at the second split! He's gaining ground and this is phenomenal flying!
Could this be three in a row! It's green again and this is fast!
But no! There's the buzzer and he's just blown it for climbing in the gate
1:09.141 with 2s added and he will be furious with himself
His net time would have been enough to beat Sonka and that is a heartbreak moment for Chambliss
McLeod and Hall still to fly...
Here's the Canadian – both Sonka and Chambliss have shown what's possible now in the track
178.46kts through the Start Gate...