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Nov 15

Pilot lineup for 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship: Britain is back!

Highlighting the 14-pilot lineup for the new season that kicks off in Abu Dhabi this February

2017-10-15Great Britain’s Ben Murphy – a former leader of the renowned Royal Air Force aerobatic team “The Red Arrows” – has secured a spot to compete for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2018.

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Nov 08

Motorsport / Cannes / Red Bull Air Race 2018 calendar to include first-ever stop in France

Here’s a preview

Sonka in the racetrackIn 2018, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will make eight stops around the globe, featuring classic series destinations and exciting surprises like a premiere in Cannes – the first French race in the history of the sport.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Red Bull Air Race: Australian Hall takes pole amid qualifying shockers at Indianapolis

Canada’s Pete McLeod and the USA’s Kirby Chambliss still in the running for the title

2016-10-13477a7226Matt Hall of Australia continued a late-season charge by earning his second consecutive pole position with the top time in Qualifying for the Red Bull Air Race season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Oct 12

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finale

Flying Bulls helicopter pilot Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz joined the action

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finaleOverall leader Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic led his World Championship rivals Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Pete McLeod of Canada for a flight over the final stop of the Red Bull Air Race season at the USA’s holy grail of motorsport.

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Oct 09

Red Bull Air Race: World Championship will be decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 14-15 October

Will it be Martin Šonka, Yoshihide Muroya, Pete McLeod of Canada or America’s own Kirby Chambliss?

Red Bull Air Race Ten things to know about Pete McLeodWith only one race left, four pilots from three continents remain locked in the fight for the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Who will triumph to kiss the famous bricks in Indianapolis and take home the World Championship trophy? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Red Bull Air Race: Ten things to know about Pete McLeod

Red Bull Air Race pilot Pete McLeod has been having a standout season in 2017

Red Bull Air Race Ten things to know about Pete McLeodWhile it’s well known that he’s the only Canadian in the World Championship, and the youngest race winner in the history of the sport (age 30 when he triumphed at Las Vegas in 2014), there’s lots more to learn about the native of remote Red Lake, Ontario. Such as…
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Sep 17

Muroya takes win in mind-blowing Lausitzring race

McLeod, Chambliss tough out Lausitzring race to stay in title contention 

Muroya takes win in mind-blowing Lausitzring raceWith just one showdown left before the Red Bull Air Race World Champion is crowned, Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya launched himself to second overall with a brilliant win at Germany’s Lausitzring on Sunday. It was a heart-stopping day for North American fans of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday, as neither Pete McLeod (CAN) nor Kirby Chambliss (USA) advanced to the Final 4 at the season’s penultimate stop in Germany’s Lausitzring.
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Sep 11

Hot on the heels of Porto, Red Bull Air Race Lausitz takes off 16-17 September

With only a pair of stops left in the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, it’s time for a speedway shift

Red Bull Air RaceJust two weeks after thrilling 850,000 spectators on the streets of Porto, Portugal, the world’s best pilots will race again – right in front of the grandstands at Germany’s Lausitzring. Everyone will be trying to overtake current leader Martin Šonka. Can the Czech standout step it up a gear to stay ahead of the pack? Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

The wait is over: Red Bull Air Race back in Portugal

The sixth stop of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race calendar promises to be nothing short of momentous

Matt Hall in '09It’s been eight years since the official World Championship soared over the breathtaking shores of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. With a dead heat at the top of the standings and only three races left, the Dash on the Douro could be the turning point of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Kirby is king in Kazan: American wins Russian debut

In a North American sweep, Pete McLeod of Canada finished second, while the USA’s Michael Goulian was third

Kirby is king in Kazan American wins Russian debutThe USA’s Kirby Chambliss is back – back-to-back, in fact. Just three weeks after winning his first race in nine years at the Budapest stop of the Red Bull Air Race, the two-time titleholder triumphed again on Sunday, at the first World Championship stop ever held in Russia.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

McLeod clinches qualifying hat trick in landmark Russian debut

The Czech Republic’s Martin Šonka and Nicolas Ivanoff of France also delivered stellar results

McLeod clinches qualifying hat trick  in landmark Russian debutPete McLeod of Canada claimed pole position for the third race in a row with a win at Saturday’s Qualifying for the Russian debut of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

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Jul 17

Historic Red Bull Air Race debut in Russia on 22-23 July

The second half of the 2017 calendar will kick off with a milestone race at Russia’s sports capital: Kazan

Red Bull Air Race North American pilots cheered by 90,000 in JapanIt’s a first for the series – but for some pilots down in the points, it will also be the last chance to make a charge for this year’s World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

USA’s Chambliss unbeatable in Budapest

Canada’s Pete McLeod was scintillating in second

USA’s Chambliss unbeatable in BudapestTwo-time Red Bull Air Race titleholder Kirby Chambliss put his 2017 season on track with a confident win at the World Championship stop in Budapest on Sunday. Canada’s Pete McLeod was scintillating in second, while Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya retained the head of the overall standings by clinching third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

McLeod earns back-to-back pole position at Budapest qualifying

Only 33 years old, McLeod was dazzling on the 150th birthday of his vibrant young country.

Pete McLeod earns back-to-back pole position at Budapest qualifyingCanadian pilot Pete McLeod celebrated Canada Day with 30,000 Red Bull Air Race fans in Hungary on Saturday, when he blazed to the top time in Qualifying for the World Championship stop in Budapest.

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Jun 28

Bird’s eye view of Budapest

“This amazing series has its roots right here in Budapest”

Bird’s eye view of BudapestRed Bull Air Race legend Peter Besenyei led current World Championship leader Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) and rising star Petr Kopfstein (CZE) on a flight through the heart of Budapest, right along the Danube and past the magnificent Hungarian Parliament.

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Jun 26

World Championship flies into Budapest for first European stop of 2017

The Red Bull Air Race 2017 will mark its midpoint in a summertime spectacle at the heart of Hungary’s capital

With a tie at the top of the standings, anticipation for the traditional race in Budapest has never been higher. Set against the backdrop of Budapest’s stunning Chain Bridge and Parliament Building, the Red Bull Air Race in Hungary on 1-2 July will be a beauty – with a beast of track.

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Jun 04

Red Bull Air Race: North American pilots cheered by 90,000 in Japan

Pete McLeod of Canada 7th

Red Bull Air Race North American pilots cheered by 90,000 in JapanNinety thousand Red Bull Air Race super fans went wild at Chiba, Japan on 3-4 June as their hero Yoshihide Muroya claimed his second consecutive home win.

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Jun 04

Red Bull Air Race: Muroya soars to double repeat in Japan

The Czech Republic had a pair of pilots on the podium for the first time ever with Petr Kopfstein and Martin Šonka in second and third.

Red Bull Air Race Muroya soars to double repeat in JapanThe biggest crowd of the Red Bull Air Race season so far had the biggest result to celebrate as home hero Yoshihide “Yoshi” Muroya earned a rare double repeat – back-to-back wins at home and two consecutive wins in a season – and claimed the top of the overall leaderboard as well.

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Jun 03

Red Bull Air Race: McLeod Masterful in Chiba Qualifying

Pete McLeod of Canada claimed pole position for the race on Sunday

Red Bull Air Race, Pete McLeod of Canada claimed pole position for the race on SundayA total of 35,000 fans lined the shores of Tokyo Bay as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to Chiba, Japan for the third consecutive season with Qualifying on Saturday.

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May 29

Muroya aims for double repeat in Chiba

Muroya is the defending race winner in the vibrant seaport city

Muroya aims for double repeat in Chiba There’s jubilation in Japan as home hero Yoshihide Muroya returns to Chiba on June 3-4 at a career high in the overall Red Bull Air Race World Championship standings.

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