Conceived in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a global competitive air racing which features pilots on lightweight single-propeller airplanes flying through challenging low-level aerial track as swiftly as possible among each other. After 50 races, the series was put on hiatus in 2011 by its management team to improve the series overall safety.
Among the changes that the management team have made to the series is the use of standard engines and propellers for all pilots together with changes to the lightweight nylon pylon material as well as the height of the pylons themselves. With that, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is now finally ready to make a comeback in 2014.
For the upcoming 2014 season, 12 pilots will be competing in seven races all the globe – one which will take place right here in Malaysia. Specifically, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship leg in Malaysia is the second race of the season and will be held at Putrajaya Lake on 17 and 18 May 2014. Here’s the season highlight from 2010:
The rest of the series will take place in UAE, Poland, Great Britain, USA and China. To learn more about the event, head on to www.redbullairrace.com.
[Image: Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool. Video: Red Bull Air Race @ YouTube]