Matt Hall had the perfect gameplan in Cannes when he took the race win with a Final 4 time of 57.692s. This was the Australian pilot's first win since he started racing in the Edge 540.
Hall took the win by just 0.072s. After he won, Hall was sure to mention his former technician Ron Simard, who sadly passed away last year, and had put in so much work getting his Edge into winning form.
Matthias Dolderer looked back to his 2016 best – when he and Hall had an epic battle for the title – and claimed a second place, his first of the season.
Michael Goulian found himself in the Final 4 after his Round of 8 rival, Martin Sonka was disqualified for a rule infringement. Being reinstated did not upset Goulian's racing plan and he posted a time of 58.083s, which was enough to see him take the third step on the podium.
Yoshihide Muroya was the fourth member of the Final 4, however he picked up a two second penalty for incorrect level flying at Gate 8 and put an end to the hope of a podium. Without that penalty, Muroya still hadn't done enough to claim a podium.
Goulian keeps top spot on the World Championship standings with 24 points, but Hall is now hot on his heels just three points behind and Muroya is third with 19.
The pilots will head to Chiba for race three which is taking place on 26-27 May. Tickets are avaliable HERE.
Cannes 2018 Master Class Final 4 results
Cannes 2018 overall results
2018 World Championship standings after race two