The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will mark its ninth season in 2016 with two new stops where fans are passionate about motorsports: The famed Lausitzring in Germany and the U.S. city of Indianapolis, Indiana, home to the Indianapolis 500.
The season will span seven countries over eight races, kicking off March 11-12, with the traditional season opener over the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the ninth straight time.
Next up, the action is back at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on April 23-24.
The races then return to Japan, following the overwhelming success of the debut race in 2015 that sold out across the weekend.
The Championship then moves to Budapest, Hungary on July 16-17 where the racetrack’s 25-meter-high pylons are set up in the heart of the city, contrasting with the stunning backdrop of the Parliament Building, a location that has hosted seven races.
On Aug. 13-14, the setting is Ascot in England, the renowned horse-racing track that has proven to be one of the all-time favorite stops in the history of the sport, before the series makes its return to the Lausitzring on Sept. 3-4.
The final two races of the season will be in North America — first, on Oct. 1-2, with the Red Bull Air Race premiere at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The season finale happens on Oct. 15-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the new world champion will be crowned at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ticketing for the 2016 season of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has started through selected outlets, organizers noted.