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Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018 – Cannes

 

 

Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2018

 

Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 3, 2018. © Joerg Mitter / Red Bull

 

The Red Bull Air Race features the world’s best racing pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight raceplanes, pilots hit speeds of 370kph while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low level slalom track marked by 25-metre-high, air-filled pylons.

Devised by the Red Bull sports think-tank, the initial goal was to create the most advanced aerial challenge the world had ever seen; what has evolved into the Red Bull Air Race we know today has far exceeded any original expectations.

It is a visual spectacle unlike any other. A combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability make it only accessible to the world’s most exceptional pilots.

 

Challenger pilot Melanie Astles of France performs during the Challenger Cup at the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 11, 2017. © Daniel Grund/Red Bull

 

14 pilots are competing in the Master Class category in eight races across the globe for the title of 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Champion. The objective is to navigate an aerial racetrack featuring air-filled pylons in the fastest possible time, incurring as few penalties as possible. Pilots can win World Championship points at each race and the pilot with the most points after the last race of the season becomes the Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

The standardised propulsion package – a high-performance, race-tuned standardised engine and standardised propellers – remains for 2018.

The Challenger Cup also returns for 2018, The Challenger Cup offers a new generation of talented pilots from around the world a chance to experience the thrills of the sport.

 

Matthias Dolderer of Germany returns from his flight during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 3, 2018.  0169 Balazs Gardi/Red Bull

 

10 outstanding pilots from nine different nations will be racing for Challenger Cup points. The twin aims of the Challenger Cup are to give new pilots the chance to develop their low altitude flying skills under racing conditions and further enhance the overall safety of this new dimension in motorsport.

 

Perfect Weather, Great Ambience, A beutiful City, Magnificent Pilots and a Super Air Race!

Red Bull Air Race – Cannes 2018

 

For the first time in the history of the Red Bull Air Race, the pilots will be going head-to-head in France, in the beautiful city of Cannes. 

With five French pilots in the series (three Masters, two Challengers) it will be their first opportunity to experience a home race, and it will be one to remember!

Famous for the film festival, the city on the French Riviera knows how to host an event and thousands of fans are expected to swarm the coastline to get a glimpse of their Air Race Heroes.

 

Learn More About Red Bull Air Race World Championship Here:

 

View of Cannes on February 11, 2015. © Hervé Fabre/Red Bull Content Pool

 

Make sure you’re there!

 

Red Bull Air Race-Cannes

  20-22 April 2018

Cannes, France

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