Red Bull Air Race 2019: Calendar Revealed
The 2019 Red Bull Air Race season dates have been announced, with a brand new location for the season showdown in November!
The battle for this legendary FAI world championship air race will once again take flight in eight stunning locations around the globe. Fourteen of the planet's best air race pilots – including new World Champion Martin Sonka – will be sparking their engines with the traditional season opener in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 8-9 February 2019.
The tour will then move on to a European location (to be unveiled soon) for the Springtime stop, followed by Kazan, Russia, for the third consecutive year. Continuing into mid-summer will be the classic race in Budapest, Hungary, where the 25-metre-high Air Gates rise from the River Danube.
A September return to Japan's passionate fans in Chiba is next, then remain in Asia for the sixth showdown at a location which is still to be confirmed. The rivalries will intensify as Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the penultimate race on the calendar. Once again, pilots will vie to add their names to the racetrack's renowned legacy, as well as to clinch some of the last World Championship points available.
Ultimately, the excitement will peak at a season finale like no other: the final showdown will take place on 8-9 November 2019 and the 2019 World Champion will be crowned at the first Red Bull Air Race ever to be held in Saudi Arabia.
The 2019 Red Bull Air Race Calendar (Credit: Red Bull Content Pool)
Red Bull Air Race 2019 Calendar
- 8-9 February – Abu Dhabi, UAE
- TBA – Europe
- 15-16 June – Kazan, Russia
- 13-14 July – Budapest, Hungary
- 7-8 September – Chiba, Japan
- TBA – Asia
- 19-20 October – Indianapolis, USA
- 8-9 November – Saudi Arabia
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Main image shows Martin Sonka at the Texas Motor Speedway. Photo: Predrag Vuckovic, Red Bull Content Pool