Abu Dhabi (UAE) — In the start to the 2017 Red Bull Air Race season, the Czech Republic’s Martin Sonka clinched his first race win since he joined the World Championship in 2010.
Rising winds that brought the racetrack alive Feb. 11 didn’t affect Sonka, whose time of 53.139 blew away his opponents by more than a second.
Spain’s Juan Velarde was content with his 54.166, which turned what was already Team Velarde’s first-ever appearance in the Final 4 into its first podium finish. Canada’s Pete McLeod continued the momentum he’d showed at the end of 2016 in taking third. [Read more…]