179.53kts for Chambliss into the track
And he's green from the off... this is the calibre of a former World Champion
And he's green all the way and secures his place in the Final 4 – taking him closer to that third win!
It's a 1:07.835 for Chambliss and he's through!
Two remaining head to heads – McLeod V Dolderer and Brageot V Hall
Muroya: The plane was accelerating more than I thought. That makes the game difficult but it's not the end.
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
What a phenomenal round here in Porto – with the hunt for the 2017 title now a battle between Sonka, McLeod, Chambliss and Muroya
We move on to the next round in Germany at the Lausitzring in just a few weeks and with only two races left, it's going to be tense!
Full results story will follow and the press conference starts at 1700 local time