Top pilots get first raceplane view of Abu Dhabi landmarks ahead of World Championship kickoff

Courtesy of Red Bull Air Race Media Service

Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan fly over the Louvre museum prior to the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2018. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Defending World Champion Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) and 2017’s overall second-place pilot, Martin Šonka (CZE), fly over the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, the mangroves of Ramhan Island and the state-of-the-art Midfield Terminal under construction at Abu Dhabi International Airport – all ahead of the 11th consecutive season opener of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in the Emirates capital. Muroya and Šonka will renew their rivalry, along with an international field of the world’s best pilots, when Qualifying takes off above the famed Corniche on Friday, February 2, followed by Race Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018.




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Created in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has held more than 80 races around the globe. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was conceived to help the next generation of pilots develop the skills needed for potential advancement to the Master Class that vies for the World Championship. www.redbullairrace.com

Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan fly over the new ‘Midfield Terminal’ of the Abu Dhabi International Airport prior to the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2018. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool
Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan fly over the Louvre museum prior to the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2018. –
Photographer Credit:
Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool

 

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