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Pete McLeod Ready for Abu Dhabi
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Thursday, 05 February 2015 17:48
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Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Canada’s Pete McLeod has landed in Abu Dhabi, UAE and final testing for the first round of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship has begun. McLeod and team are busy prepping the #84 Edge 540 racer for what could shape up to be one of the most competitive seasons ever. “It’s always great to be here and feel the combination of excitement and nervousness that is special to the first race. All the teams are holding their cards close right now and will play them on race day. Race day in Abu Dhabi always sets the tone for the season to come. You need to be ready” said McLeod of his feelings ahead of the first race of 2015.

McLeod has shown great promise through his 3 short years on the circuit. 2014 was in many ways a “Breakthrough year” for the youngest pilot on this circuit, where he fought for his first career victory, 3 podium finishes, 4 Qualifying wins, 2 Super Eight wins, 5 top Five finishes, and 5th place overall in the series with a personal best 38 points over eight races.

McLeod will be facing two new competitors in 2015, rookies from France and Spain, as well as a new race format. By expanding the high-speed, low-altitude competition to a field of 14 pilots from 11 countries, the race format has been revamped to heighten the competition and will feature seven head-to-head race battles in the opening Round of 14. In the Round of 8, seven winners of the Round of 14 plus the fastest loser of the first seven heats will square off against each other in another round of head-to-head, winner-take-all, knock-out heats. The four heat winners will move on to race in the traditional Final Four round to claim a podium place.

When asked about this new format, McLeod explained “This new format will certainly up the stakes in the first round by leaving pilots one less opportunity to sneak into the next round if you make an error. The introduction of head-to-head heats in the Super 8 round will be a game of strategy and qualifying positioning. It certainly opens the door for luck to play a big factor, but in the end the winning strategy will be the same: fly the fastest and you’ll win!”

Abu Dhabi has been a staple on the Red Bull Air Race circuit, and long known as a favourite venue for the #84 pilot. Last year in Abu Dhabi McLeod laid down the gauntlet with a qualifying win, and Super 8 win, before securing his first career podium finish with a 3rd place finish overall. Focus will be key, and the young Canadian will be looking to regain his podium form after a soft ending to his otherwise successful 2014 season, where engine troubles held McLeod to a disappointing 8th place finish in Spielberg, Austria.

Canada’s Pete McLeod will be looking to take on Britain's Nigel Lamb, who will be vying to defend his 2014 title with runner-up Hannes Arch of Austria and Paul Bonhomme of Britain, who was third last year, returning with high hopes for 2015. The 2015 World Championship features 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).
 
Happy Holidays from PMR
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Thursday, 25 December 2014 16:18
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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.
 
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