Red Bull Air Race Schedule For 2015 Announced


The 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship will feature two new stops in Japan and Russia, organizers announced this week. Red Bull will hold eight races and start its tour on Feb. 13 in Abu Dhabi, where the series launched its 2014 season. New venues will be in Chiba, Japan, May 16-17 and Sochi, Russia, May 30-31. From there, the tour will race in Hungary, Great Britain and Austria before arriving in the U.S. for two stops, Fort Worth in September and Las Vegas in October.

“We’re always making efforts to bring the sport to our fans and we’re delighted that we can now officially announce that Red Bull Air Race will visit two new countries in 2015,” said Erich Wolf, General Manager of Red Bull Air Race, at a press conference in Chiba. In 2014, 12 pilots competed for the World Champion title, won by Britain’s Nigel Lamb. Pilots fly aerial racetracks among air-filled pylons to score points based on times and the fewest penalties. Speeds over the low-altitude, three-dimensional course are as high as 200 knots and pilots endure up to 10 Gs in each lap. The races, which Red Bull began in 2003, were on hiatus in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for reorganization.