Following a three-year break, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is set to return with full force, promising fans and lovers of the fastest and the most thrilling motorsports series in the world.
Under the sponsorship of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA), the season opener of the Red Bull Air Race World Tour 2014 will take off in the Emirates’ capital on February 28 and run across March 1 at the Corniche Breakwater. The selection of Abu Dhabi as the first stop in the World Tour reinforces the city’s leading position on the world map and continues the success of the previous rounds it has hosted.
The previous World Tour for the fastest series in motorsports fired up on Friday 26th of March, 2010. It was an opening round like no other: the change of wind speeds and rise in temperatures added to the challenges presented by the city known for constantly taking hosting to new heights, which required serious calculations adjustments from the participating teams.
Abu Dhabi will be hosting the Red Bull Air Race for the 7th time, following six consecutive years until 2010. The 2014 season will witness a host of technical improvements on the tracks with sky-rocketing competition levels. 12 elite pilots will compete in the world’s fastest motorsports, showcasing unparalleled skills in speed, precision and talent, on board of the lightest and most agile planes ever used and flying at speeds of up to 370 km/h between 25 meters high pylons.
The season opener’s aerial action will take place over the Arabian Gulf’s sparkling blue waters, before moving on to Rovinj, Croatia for the first time on 12th and 13th of April, then to Putrajaya in Malaysia on the 17th and 18th of May. The Red Bull Air Race World Tour will then continue to Gdynia, overlooking the Balkan sea in Poland on the 26th and 27th of July, before moving on to the home of Europe’s premier horseracing event – Ascot in Great Britain on the 16th and 17th of August. The Tour will carry on in two new US locations, Fort Worth, Dallas on 6th and 7th of September and Las Vegas on 11th and 12th of October before heading to the Final Round in China on the 1st and 2nd of November.