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, organizers of the world’s fastest motorsport series announced on November 26 in Chiba, Japan. The sport’s eighth season kicks off on February 13/14 with the traditional opener in Abu Dhabi and will include first-ever races in Japan, with a stop in Chiba on May 16/17. The championship then moves to another new country Russia, with an eagerly awaited stop in the sports-focused city of Sochi on May 30/31. Budapest, Hungary – which hosted seven races between 2003 and 2009 – will be back on the calendar with a stop on July 4/5.
The second half of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season starts on August 15/16 in Ascot, Great Britain, before it makes a triumphant return to Spielberg, Austria on September 5/6. The 2015 season concludes with two stops in the United States – a return to Fort Worth in Texas on September 26/27 and then the season finale on October 17/18 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