Red Bull to end Air races

Red Bull has decided not to continue the Red Bull Air Race World Championship beyond the 2019 season. The remaining races this year are: Kazan, Russia, 15-16 June; Lake Balaton, Hungary, 13-14 July and Chiba, Japan, 7-8 September.

There have been more than 90 races since Red Bull Air Race began in 2003. These have given the world’s most exceptional pilots the opportunity to compete in high speed flying at low altitude with extreme maneuvers. The Red Bull Air Race provided sports entertainment of highest quality but did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull events across the world.

Red Bull thanks the pilots, their teams, partners, the host cities as well as the Red Bull employees for all they have done to make these enjoyable and memorable events.

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That’s a real shame although I understand why considering it isnt actually that big a sport. You get crowds on the day but it’s very rarely televised here in the UK, as an example.

Hopefully we see either a return or a new league!

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My beautiful livery will be gone! This is so sad.

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Really sad news. I have been to two of these and it was a blast.

Amazing planes, pilots and great group of avgeeks on the field.

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