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Red Bull Air Race back in 2015 with new stops in Russia, Japan, Hungary
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:44

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The eight-race 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship will feature two new stops in Japan and Russia along with a return to Budapest, Hungary. The world's fastest motorsport series will also be back at five popular locations in 2015 with stops in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Ascot (GBR), Spielberg (AUT), Fort Worth and Las Vegas (USA).

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: 

1. Abu Dhabi, UAE (13/14 February) 
2. Chiba, Japan (16/17 May) 
3. Sochi, Russia* (30 /31 May) 
4. Budapest, Hungary (4/5 July) 
5. Ascot, Great Britain (15/16 August) 
6. Spielberg, Austria (5/6 September) 
7. Fort Worth, Texas, United States (26/27 September) 
8. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (17/18 October) 

*to be confirmed

For more information, please visit www.redbullairrace.com or to download editorial content visit www.redbullairracenewsroom.com

THE RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

Created in 2003, but officially a World Championship since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race is followed by millions of fans across over 50 races held worldwide. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines 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.
 
New Arrival in the PMR Shop
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:43
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New Official Team PMR84 Hats have arrived, just in time for the holidays!

This new hat features a classic style, with a Velcro back and is adjustable for all sizes. This hat features the PMR #84 logo front and centre. It also has a Canadian flag on the rear of the hat, and red accents throughout; including a red lower beak - a perfect place for autographs.

Hats are available for just $25 dollars, and pair it with a T-shirt for $49 or Polo and hat for only $59. In addition to the special combo deals, every order will include a FREE Red Bull Air Race lanyard and Pete McLeod signed hero card.

Shop today, as these Max Power deals are for a limited time only. The Shop is accessible by clicking on the SHOP link at the top of the page or by clicking the button on the right hand side of the page.

All order payments are processed using the secure PayPal network that accepts all major credit cards.

Be sure to follow Pete on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest updates as Pete prepares for the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
 
Red Bull Air Race 2014: Worth the Wait
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Thursday, 13 November 2014 04:50
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After a three-year hiatus, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship came roaring back in 2014 winning two prestigious awards in its Host Countries Croatia and Poland.

As 12 of the world’s best pilots reunited in February for the season opener in Abu Dhabi, new rules and mandatory standardization of engines and propellers leveled the playing field. This year, the competition would be tighter than ever and would make small pilot errors even more costly for the championship. It was exciting racing right through to the season final in Spielberg, Austria.

Throughout the season, fans at all eight locations welcomed the race back with venues like England’s Ascot Racecourse and the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria completely sold out, and at the race in Gdynia, officials closed access to the beach viewing upon reaching the mandated civic limit of 130,000. The result this year was a winning season all round. The Croatian Ministry of Tourism awarded the year’s “Best Tourist Event” to the Red Bull Air Race Rovinj in a nationally broadcast ceremony attended by the country’s Prime Minister and national celebrities.

“This event is of exceptional importance not only for Istria but also for the whole of Croatia,” said Darko Lorencin, Croatia’s Tourism Minister at the award ceremony. “This is one of the best examples how to create motives for attracting tourists to come in Croatia."

Red Bull Air Race Gdynia won Northern Poland’s “The Wings of the TriCity” award by online vote of 93,000 readers of Trojmiasto.pl, the most popular and influential website of the region including Gdynia, Sopot and Gdańsk. The country’s first-ever Red Bull Air Race not only topped the votes in its own award category, but it earned the most votes among all six categories of competition, including both free and ticketed events ranging from food festivals and sporting contests to technology and urban renewal showcases.

The Red Bull Air Race attracted over 2,000 media from 40 countries and notable race attendees this year included cinema star José Garcia, Formula One engineer Adrian Newey OBE, former F1 driver Dr. Helmut Marko, motorcycle legend Robbie Maddison, America’s Cup-winning skipper James Spithill and American aviation hero Joe Kittinger, among many others.

“This is such a wonderful competition,” Joe Kittinger added. “For the fans, the racing is so close that they feel like it’s right in their backyard.”

Spectators around the world could watch the action at the eight venues in addition to live webcasts and TV broadcasts carried around the world by outlets such as FOX in the USA and Australia; BSKYB in the UK, ADTV in the UAE, JSports in Japan, n-tv and ORF and ServusTV in Germany/Austria.

In 2015, the action in the track and off should not be missed. For all the latest news visit www.redbullairrace.com

Credit: Red Bull Air Race Newsroom
 
McLeod Proved a Serious Threat in 2014 Red Bull Air Races
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Friday, 31 October 2014 22:36
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Canada's Pete McLeod ended the 2014 season as the most talked about pilot on this year's circuit. For he youngest flyer in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Pete's season was his best to date.

Pete won more qualifying sessions than any other pilot (4), which was equivalent to winning the pole position in auto racing. He also won the Top Twelve and Super Eight sessions three times and reached the Final Four in four races. McLeod was running faster than ever. "I am extremely happy with the season, we were on the podium three times and we were always in the running."

Few people had expected McLeod to do as well as he did. The young bush pilot from Red Lake, Ontario proved to be a threat all season, consistently laying down fast track times while setting track records in a number of locations.

New rules this season, that reduced the G limit on pilots by more than 20 per cent, hampered Pete's success in a number of races. "I had the fastest times in a number of runs, but got DQ'ed because of the G limit that went from 12 to 10G". McLeod, a popular and experienced Airshow and Aerobatic competition pilot has always been known for his aggressive high G style. "I love hanging it out on the edge, pushing to the razors limit and sometimes I pushed too hard. But, in my opinion MaxPower is what it takes to win and it's how I like to fly." Pete heads home to Canada to prepare for next season. "I have some ideas that will make us even faster for 2015, combine that with more experience, and I know we have a team that can win the championship."

For past Air Race World Champion Hannes Arch, Pete's season did not go unnoticed "I don't want to lose in the future against a smart guy like Pete….that keeps pushing me", said Arch.

"That's perfect," a smiling Pete McLeod says, "because my plan, is to keep pushing, Hannes, the other racers, my plane, my body, and my team…. there is more in the tank, even if it feels like we are at MaxPower I know there is more there…."
 
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