Courtesy of Red Bull Air Race
For one last time, 14 of the world’s most exceptional pilots will face off at speeds of 370 km/h and forces up to 12 G as the 2019 finale of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship takes off in Chiba, Japan. The crown is still within reach for three of the sport’s biggest stars, including a home hero, and with wins coming down to as little as 0.003s this year, the battle on 7-8 September will be a thrill-packed clash of the titans.
— About: The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best pilots in a motorsports competition based on speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, Red Bull Air Race pilots navigate a low-level aerial race track made up of air filled pylons, flying at speeds reaching 230mph while withstanding forces of up to 10g. The objective is to complete the course, navigating the 65 feet high specially designed inflatable pylons known as Air Gates in the fastest possible time. Red Bull Air Race pilots must pass between the Air Gates in the correct position taking care not to touch them with their wings. The pilots compete for points at each Red Bull Air Race and the one who accumulates the most at the end of the season is crowned Red Bull Air Race World Champion.