All the action from the Red Bull Air Race 2019 in Abu Dhabi
It was a thirlling weekend for Abu Dhabi residents who got to witness the first race of the Red Bull Air Race season, which will end in Saudi Arabia in November.
Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya emerged victorious from the first events of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race Season in Abu Dhabi, beating long-time rival and defending world champion Martin Sonka by 0.003 seconds.
Yeah, you read that right, the difference between first and second place was 0.003 seconds.
The Red Bull Air Race season will continue in June at a yet undisclosed location in Europe, followed by Kazan, Russia in July, followed by events in Japan, Asia, Indianapolis and Saudi Arabia.
The race – which was witnessed by an estimated 50,000 spectators over the course of the weekend – saw 14 pilots compete at speeds of up to 370 km/h, enduring forces of up to 12 G while navigating through a race track made up of inflated pylons.