Abu Dhabi 2017: Round of 8 preview

The tension is building as we get closer to the Final 4

Bolton is through to the Round of 8

Six pilots down, eight to go, who will win in Abu Dhabi? Here's how the Round of 8 line up...

Heat 8
Michael Goulian V Pete McLeod
Goulian was lucky to go through after one of his pylon passes was under review, but he'll be trying to push his raceplane even harder in the Round of 8. McLeod went through as the Fastest Loser and will count himself lucky. This will be a tight heat.

Heat 9
Nicolas Ivanoff v Martin Sonka
Martin Sonka was a second faster than Nicolas Ivanoff in his run in the Round of 14. Sonka was quickest in qualifying, but Ivanoff won here last year, this heat could go either way.

Heat 10
Cristian Bolton v Matthias Dolderer
It's the new Master Class pilot against the current World Champion. Bolton is flying exceptionally well and Dolderer has struggled to find form so far. Could this be the first upset of the 2017 season?

Heat 11
Francois Le Vot v Juan Velarde
The first two graduates from the Challenger Class will face off in the Round of 8. Le Vot was on the podium here last year and Velarde has never advanced to the Final 4, this could be his best chance so far.

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