14 Master Class pilots and 9 Challenger Class pilots to compete in Red Bull Air Race in Kazan

14 Master Class pilots and 9 Challenger Class pilots to compete in Red Bull Air Race in Kazan

June 3, 2019 - 17:02
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The second stop of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 will take place above the water area of the Kazanka River between the Millennium Bridge and the Kremlyovskaya Dam, Kazan on 15-16 June 2019. 14 Master Class pilots and 9 Challenger Class pilots will compete in the race.

In 2017, the air race came to Russia, to the capital of Tatarstan, for the first time ever. The event was a huge success among the citizens and guests of the city. More than 200,000 spectators have come to see the breathtaking courses and to listen to the roar of the powerful engines for the last 2 years.

Created in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has held more than 90 races around the globe. The Red Bull Air Race is renowned as the fastest and most exhilarating motorsport on the planet. Using the most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370 kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a slalom track marked by 25-metre-high, air-filled pylons, known as ‘air gates’. Points are awarded at the end of the race to the pilot finishing in the fastest possible time with the fewest penalty seconds. The pilot with the most points after the last race of the season becomes the Red Bull Air Race world champion. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was added to the competition programme. Challenger Cup creates conditions for the preparation of the younger generation for the Master Class race.

The second stop of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019 will take place in Kazan this year.

Red Bull Air Race 2019

8–9 February: Abu Dhabi, UAE

15–16 June: Kazan, Russia

13–14 July: Lake Balaton, Hungary

7–8 September: Chiba, Japan

At the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi, Yoshihide Muroya won his first race since closing out the 2017 season with a World Championship-clinching victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His arch-rival Martin Sonka (CZE) was only 0.003s behind (22 points) – the closest finish in the history of the Red Bull Air Race. Michael Goulian (USA) ranked third and scored 21 point.

Curreent standings:  1. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) 28 points, 2. Martin Sonka (CZE) 22 points, 3. Michael Goulian (USA) 21 point, 4. Nikolas Ivanoff (FRA) 18 points, 5. Matt Hall (AUS) 14 points, 6. Juan Velarde (ESP) 13 points, 7. Mika Brageot (FRA) 12 points, 8. Kirby Chambliss (USA) 11 points, 9. Pete Mcleod (CAN) 5 points, 10. Petr Kopfstein (CZE) 4 points, 11. Matthias Dolderer (Germany) 3 points, 12. Francois Le Vot (FRA) 2 points, 13. Ben Murphy (GBR) 1 point, 14. Cristian Bolton (CHI) 0 points. 

Where to watch?

The route of the race will be the same. The route will be as a circle. The territory near the Kazan Family Centre will become a good observation zone. Many entertainment areas for children and adults with stands and screen for online streaming will be available. The Amusement Park will offer a great variety of activities. Entrance will be organized from the side of Sibgat Khakim street. By contrast with the last year, all activities will take place in the territory of the Kazan Family Centre.

Spectator Programme

Tickets are available for purchase here. There are 3 price categories.

1. Sky Lounge (from 30 415 to 88 550 rubles)

The Sky Lounge will be located in the tent within the territory of the Kazan Family Centre. Attendees will have a chance to observe the event. A comfortable terrace and online streaming involving a Russian commentator will be available for visitors. Sky Lounge guests will get presents from the Red Bull Air Race organizers. Services such as catering, bar, and auto parking area will be included in the ticket price.

2. Stands (2000 rubles)

For guests sitting in the stands, professional commentators will provide their services. Results and interviews will be shown on a big screen. Visitors will be offered drinking water, raincoats, and they will have an access to the Red Bull Air Race Park and autograph sessions with pilots on 14 June in the Kazan Ring airdrome.

Temporary stands will be located in the territory near the Kazan Family Centre. If you have bought a stand ticket, and want to order an excursion, send your request to tickets@dspkazan.com.

3. Red Bull Air Race Amusement Park (150-350 rubles)

Red Bull Air Race Amusement Park will be located near the Kazan Family Centre and become the chief attraction of the event. Each visitor will have an opportunity to get into the spirit of air races and motorsport, take part in numerous activities and amusements, gain unforgettable impressions, and bring creative photos as souvenirs. Food court will be provided for visitors. The highlights of the air race will be shown on a big screen.

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