The Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation.
The Red Bull Air Racefeatures 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 12G 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.
14 pilots are competing in the Master Class category in eight races across the globe for the title of Red Bull Air Race WorldChampion. 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
The Challenger Cup: The Challenger Cup offers a new generation of talented pilots from around the world a chance to experience the thrills of the sport.
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.
Red Bull Air Race 2019
In 2019, the battle for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will once again take flight in eight stunning locations, beginning with a traditional favourite and reaching its climax in a country that is a first-time host for the sport. The engines start on 8-9 February 2019.
The planet’s best air race pilots, including new World Champion Martin Sonka, will spark their campaign for the overall title with the traditional season opener in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 8-9 February.
The racing will then head to Kazan, Russia, for the third consecutive year, followed by the mid-summer classic of Budapest*, Hungary, where the 25-metre-high Air Gates rise over the Danube. A September return to Japan’s passionate fans in Chiba is next, before the raceplanes will remain in Asia for the sixth showdown of the season that is yet to be revealed.
- 8./9. Februar Abu Dhabi, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
- TBA Europa
- 15./16. Juni Kazan, Russland
- 13./14. Juli Plattensee/Balaton, Ungarn
- 7./8. September Chiba, Japan TBA Asien
- 19./20. Oktober Indianapolis, USA
- 8./9. November Saudi-Arabien
Red Bull Air Race
A Race Like no Other!