AIR RACE Announces Agreements to Host Air Race World Championship Events in Australia with an option to host events in 2023 and 2024
AIR RACE Announces Agreements to Host Air Race World Championship Events in Australia with an option to host events in 2023 and 2024.
Reigning AIR RACE World Champion Matt Hall returns home to compete in November Air Race in Australia This will be the first time that an AIR RACE event has been held in Australia since Perth in 2010. It is expected that approximately 150,000 people will watch the event live. An estimated 50 million people are expected to view the two-day global broadcast through both Linear and OTT TV channels (Nielsen Sports).
Matt Hall, Reigning AIR RACE World Champion added, “The last time I raced in Australia was 2010, so to be racing again in Australia is really exciting.”
Nalin Jay, CEO of AIR RACE Limited commented, “I’m delighted to announce the we have signed these agreements to race in Australia for the 2022 Air Race Season, with options for 2023 and 2024. Australia has an incredible sporting legacy, and it is only fitting that we are racing in the home country of the current AIR RACE World Champion, Matt Hall.
Australia will provide a stunning backdrop for the Air Race and fans are expected to come from all over the world to watch what is still the fastest motorsport in the world. The whole world has gone through an incredibly difficult couple of years and we are now seeing the opportunity to commit once again to safe and large-scale public events. This announcement, following our announcement of Jakarta and Goodwood, will be followed by several more over the coming weeks as we put together our final race calendar for 2022 and 2023.”
AIR RACE World Championship is a race format originally developed by Red Bull as the Red Bull Air Race. It was founded in 2003 and has hosted 94 championship series races around the globe. It has attracted viewers in 187 countries and has been broadcast to an audience of over 230 million viewers with over 2.3 billion media impressions worldwide in its most recent season. It is the largest live spectator sports event in the world attracting over 1 million spectators to a single air race on multiple occasions in cities such as Porto and Barcelona.
AIR RACE World Championship will build on the significant legacy that the Red Bull Air Race leaves behind, and is well positioned to deliver one of the world’s most thrilling and pioneering global sporting events – focused on future tech, innovation, clean energy and spectator experience.