Red Bull Air Race Goes Live Online
This Sunday, Nov. 2, for the first time, a Red Bull Air Race will be broadcast live over the Internet. The race, to be held in Perth, Australia, is the final event in this year's series. The Red Bull Race is known for spectacular settings -- the Perth race course is set along the banks of the Swan River -- and for high-speed, high-G maneuvers. Over 300,000 people are expected to be there to cheer the pilots on. "It's going to be a very difficult, fast, twisting and turning track which will require a refined race line," said Drew Searle, one of the race organizers. "This should result in a track that's much more about pilot judgment than just pure speed." Going into this weekend's final race, Hannes Arch, of Austria, in his second year of competition, has a strong lead after a fast rise from behind early in the season. Britain's Paul Bonhomme holds second-place overall and U.S. pilot Kirby Chambliss starts the race in third. Click here to go to the live webcast. Remember, the race is live on Sunday, Australian time -- your local time may vary.
All 12 of the Red Bull pilots will fly in this weekend's competition. Going in to the race in 4th through 12th place: Mike Mangold (USA), Peter Besenyei (Hungary), Steve Jones (UK), Nigel Lamb (UK), Michael Goulian (USA), Alejandro Maclean (Spain), Nicolas Ivanoff (France), Sergey Rakhmanin (Russia), and Glen Dell (South Africa).