He just has to hope that Podlunsek loses his nerve while waiting for the Airgators to do their thing...
Last pilot to fly in this R8 in San Diego and it's Peter Podlunsek who has it all in front of him if he can keep his cool in the sunshine today
Slow through the start gate – 192kts – maybe that's a smart move
Can Podlunsek do this?! Yes! Podlunsek does it and makes it through to the Final 4!
It's 1:01.432 and that is enough to do it!
SONKA: "I'm happy that we showed two consistent flights. We flew clean flights but of course I'm not happy with the results. This time it wasn't enough from my side."
GOULIAN: "We tried to be too aggressive and not take it as easy as in the R14. I didn't give myself enough of an angle. You live and learn. This team is on the right track and we've been good all week."
FINAL 4 LINE UP:
MUROYA // DOLDERER // CHAMBLISS // PODLUNSEK
And Japan's Yoshi Muroya is out and ready to take the win! Here we go!
He's planning to keep to the same plan and it seems to be working for him
He will have to leave no stone unturned to beat Dolderer
It's 58.529 and that is text book racing according to Bonhomme!
Muroya seems to have achieved consistency here in San Diego and that's what's held him back in the past... could 2017 be his year?
Germany's Dolderer flies next and this is a serious threat to his hope of a win here in San Diego
This is the one that will make or break it today... Dolderer is hungry for the win and Muroya has made this a very tough job today
But he's green from the middle of the track on the split times...
- Pylon Hit!
And that is how you throw it all away! It's a pylon hit for Dolderer at Gate 14 just as he was about to possibly take the win!
Dolderer has to settle for 1:01.648 with 3s for that pylon hit...
And that leaves Chambliss an opportunity as he prepares to fly next once that pylon is back up
All eyes will be on Kirby Chambliss now – the hope for the home fans and a big local hero here in San Diego