Red Bull Air Race 2016
Flying a plane must be stressful at the best of times, now add in some fellow racers and the occasional obstacle and you’re looking at something only a mad-capped, adrenaline-fuelled pilot would take on. Welcome to the Red Bull Air Race.
The ultimate motorsport series in the sky returns to the UAE capital this weekend, for its ninth edition. With new pilots, new teams, new technology and even a new format, this year’s competition is going to be a different (but equally radical) beast. And that’s before we mention the retirement of last year’s World Champion Paul Bonhomme, meaning that the top spot is up for grabs.
Wowing million of fans around the world since Red Bull Air Race 2005, the maverick competition entices the best racing pilots in the world come together to compete in a sport that tests speed, precision and skill. How much speed? Well, pilots have previously reached speeds of 370 km/h and even endure forces of up to 10G as they navigate the low-level slalom tracks.
The event kicks off on March 11 and 12, as part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week. Taking place on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, with the Arabian Gulf providing the perfect backdrop for the spectacular event.
For highlights of last year’s race, see below:
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