Red Bull Air Race pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones fly through a hangar in Wales at 185 mph in a new Red Bull Barnstorming video.
ROVINJ, Croatia — Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj for the second year in a row in the most competitive race in the history of the high-speed, low-altitude sport. [Read more…]
Ever since the introduction of standardized Lycoming racing engines in 2014, the Red Bull Air Race teams have focused their engineering efforts into the aerodynamic performance of their airframes.
Any possible drag reduction is now more important than ever. The more aerodynamically sleek the airframe, the more speed the race plane will carry around the track.
Team Goulian’s new 2015 race airplane incorporates shorter gear legs with state-of-the-art wheel pants, and a wing with slightly different dimensions than the previous season’s aircraft. These changes help the #99 Edge retain more energy around the tightest corners, carrying that extra speed during the run and through the start/finish gate, officials note. [Read more…]
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will return in 2015, featuring eight stops spanning the globe, including five of the most popular locations from the 2014 season.
In additon, the season will visit new locations in Japan and Russia. In the United States, the series will once again hold races in Fort Worth, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff won the Red Bull Air Race held over the weekend of Sept. 6-7 at Texas Motor Speedway with a time of 54.118 seconds. Britain’s Nigel Lamb took second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod finished third in 54.666.
On one hand, American pilot Mike Goulian saw some encouraging progress at the third stop of the Red Bull Air Race in Malaysia — but not nearly the kind of progress he’s looking for. For three races in a row, the award-winning pilot has finished in 12th place. At the next stop, in Poland, expect an aggressive new strategy from the man from Massachusetts.
Tickets for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season are now on sale, as the races return after a three-year break.
The 2014 schedule includes two U.S. based races, in Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7, and in Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.
As the propeller partner, Hartzell will provide its three-blade structural composite propeller known as “The Claw,” carbon fiber composite spinners and lightweight governors to each race team.
Lycoming Engines has been selected to power the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which is set to return in February 2014.
Each Red Bull Air Race airplane will be powered by a Lycoming Thunderbolt engine, standardized to Red Bull Air Race’s specifications for all 12 pilots participating in the races.