Austrian Hannes Arch put in a consistent and disciplined performance to win the fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race series in Budapest on 5 July.

Arch, 47, who won round three in Croatia, made a solid clean run in the course over the Danube river to win in a time of 59.350 seconds.

Former world champion Paul Bonhomme, 50, had split times in the red after a great start, but with two gates to go the Brit couldn't quite get the speed to surpass Arch and finished in 59.557. Czech pilot Martin Sonka, 37, had a momentary stall in a vertical turn which proved costly and he finished third.

"I didn't really expect it but was kind of hoping for it because I was winning there already like in 2008. It was my first victory in the air race, so I am really happy that I could nail it with my best run of the week in the final and for that I am really a little bit proud about myself," said Arch after his victory.

Bonhomme retains his lead in the overall world championship standings with 34 points, while Matt Hall, 43, of Australia slips into third place overall behind Arch, both with 29 points apiece.

The next round of the championship series will be held at Ascot race course on 15-16 August.