The eight-race 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship will feature two new stops in Japan and Russia along with a return to Budapest, Hungary. The world’s fastest motorsport series will also be back at five popular locations in 2015 with stops in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Ascot (GBR), Spielberg (AUT), Fort Worth and Las Vegas (USA).
CHIBA, Japan – The new Red Bull Air Race World Championship season in 2015 will feature eight stops spanning the globe that includes five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season, organisers of the world’s fastest motorsport series announced on 26 November in Chiba, Japan. The sport’s eighth season kicks off on 13/14 February with the traditional opener in Abu Dhabi and will include first-ever races in Japan, with a stop in Chiba on 16/17 May. The championship then moves to another new country, Russia, with an eagerly awaited stop in the sports-focused city of Sochi on 30/31 May. Budapest, Hungary – which hosted seven races between 2003 and 2009 – will be back on the calendar with a stop on 4/5 July.
The second half of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season starts on 15/16 August in Ascot, Great Britain, before it makes a triumphant return to Spielberg, Austria on 5/6 September. The 2015 season concludes with two stops in the United States – a return to Fort Worth in Texas on 26/27 September and then the season finale on 17/18 October in Las Vegas.
“We’re always making efforts to bring the sport to our fans and we’re delighted that we can now officially announce that Red Bull Air Race will visit 2015 two new countries. We will race in Japan and Russia, countries full of enthusiastic motorsport and aviation fans and once again Hungary, where the Red Bull Air Race has a great fanbase,” said Erich Wolf, General Manager of Red Bull Air Race GmbH.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship sees the world’s best pilots put to the test in a pure motorsport competition, combining speed, precision and skill. The pilots use the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes to navigate a predefined, low-level aerial racetrack of air-filled pylons (Air Gates) with the aim of finishing in the fastest time possible, incurring as few penalties as possible.
Ticketing for the 2015 season will start on November 28. All information on www.redbullairrace.com
2015 Race Calendar:
- Abu Dhabi, UAE (13/14 February)
- Chiba, Japan (16/17 May)
- Sochi, Russia* (30 /31 May)
- Budapest, Hungary (4/5 July)
- Ascot, Great Britain (15/16 August)
- Spielberg, Austria (5/6 September)
- Fort Worth, Texas, United States (26/27 September)
- Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (17/18 October)
*to be confirmed
THE RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Created in 2003, but officially a World Championship since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race is followed by millions of fans across over 50 races held worldwide. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. The pilots use the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes to navigate a predefined, low-level aerial racetrack of air-filled pylons (Air Gates) with the aim of finishing in the fastest time possible, incurring as few penalties as possible.