The Red Bull Air Race World Championship takes aviation to the ultimate level with high flying and extreme speed challenges that only the most elite pilots from around the world can handle. Since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has become a beloved spectacle for aviation enthusiasts and extreme sports fans alike. This adrenaline packed event is the fastest race in the world, and the fastest race in the sky.
The 2016 Red Bull Air Race season will be no exception, with debut events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a return to Lausitzring, Germany. Along with the new venues, the elite race welcomes its first female pilot to the Challenger Class – Mélanie Astles of France. An exciting season awaits for 2016. New aircraft innovations are entering the stage, promising the most exhilarating showdowns yet.
This year, it’s anyone’s game as the Master Class pilots Michael Goulian (USA), Hannes Arch (AUT), Peter Besenyei (HUN), Kirby Chambliss (USA), Matthias Dolderer (GER), Matt Hall (AUS), Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA), Nigel Lamb (GBR), Francois Le Vot (FRA), Pete McLeod (CAN), Yoshihide Muroya (JPN), Martin Sonka (CZE) and Juan Velarde (ESP) compete for the championship title across the world in seven countries, over three continents. The action packed eight-race series will take its traditional start at Abu Dhabi and make its way around the globe to Spielberg, Austria; Chiba, Japan; Budapest, Hungary; Ascot, United Kingdom; Lausitzring, Germany; Indianapolis, Indiana and finally to Las Vegas, Nevada.