About 90,000 Red Bull Air Race fans went wild in Chiba, Japan, on June 3-4 as Yoshihide Muroya prevailed in showdown after showdown to capture a repeat home win, as well as his second victory of the season.
As the Red Bull Air Race World Championship heads to Spielberg, Austria, for the second race of the season, Austrian pilot Hannes Arch got in a little practice at the Tauern Wind Park in his hometown of Styria, Austria.
Arch turned one of the world’s highest windfarms – located at 6,200 feet above sea level – into a slalom course, hurtling at speeds exceeding 185 mph around 14 wind turbines. The Spielberg race takes place on April 23-24 at the famous Red Bull Ring, known worldwide as a Formula One venue. [Read more…]
ABU DHABI (UAE) — Abu Dhabi is hosting the season opener of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for the ninth consecutive time on March 11-12 – yet for the 14 competitors, the view is never the same.
On a pre-training flight led by Australian Matt Hall, pilots Kirby Chambliss of the United States and Nicolas Ivanoff of France took in Abu Dhabi’s ever-expanding skyline, as well as the beauty of its prized natural features. [Read more…]
Three of the pilots in this weekend’s Red Bull Air Race took a tour of the Grand Canyon, with photographers capturing the spectacular site.
Putting rivalries aside, Hungary’s Peter Besenyei, Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Australia’s Matt Hall took a flight outside Las Vegas — where the season’s last race will be held Oct. 17-18 — over the Grand Canyon. [Read more…]
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.