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HISTORY
RED BULL LEGACY

 

Established in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was created as an international series of air races in which the fastest pilots in the world compete in a sprint competition to navigate a challenging course of air gates in the fastest time. 

 

After presiding over 14 highly successful seasons of exhilarating air racing at iconic city locations all over the world, Red Bull took the decision to withdraw completely from organizing the sport in 2019 and no longer has any involvement in producing the race series.

 

2022 brings the long-awaited return of the Air Race World Championship series. Still involving some of the best pilots and race teams in the world, this new series hopes to bring together air racing legends from on and off the track to develop the sport and take air racing to new heights.

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12

SEASONS 

9

WORLD CHAMPIONS 

19

WATER TRACKS

70

AIRCRAFT USED IN THE TRACK

24M+

SPECTATORS 
(estimated)

16

LAND TRACKS

46

PILOTS FROM

24 NATIONS

94

RACES IN 35 LOCATIONS ACROSS 21 COUNTRIES

500+

HOURS OF

TV BROADCAST

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94 RACES, 21 COUNTRIES, 35 CITIES

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HISTORIC STANDINGS

Historical results of the official Air Race World Championship from 2003-2019

SEASON
CHAMPION
SECOND
THIRD
FOURTH
2003
PÉTER BESENYEI
KLAUS SCHRODT
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
JURGIS KAIRYS
2004
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
PÉTER BESENYEI
STEVE JONES
KLAUS SCHRODT
2005
MIKE MANGOLD
PÉTER BESENYEI
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
KLAUS SCHRODT
2006
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
PÉTER BESENYEI
MIKE MANGOLD
PAUL BONHOMME
2007
MIKE MANGOLD
PAUL BONHOMME
PÉTER BESENYEI
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
2008
HANNES ARCH
PAUL BONHOMME
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
MIKE MANGOLD
2009
PAUL BONHOMME
HANNES ARCH
MATT HALL
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
2010
PAUL BONHOMME
HANNES ARCH
NIGEL LAMB
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
2011-2013
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2014
NIGEL LAMB
HANNES ARCH
PAUL BONHOMME
NICOLAS IVANOFF
2015
PAUL BONHOMME
MATT HALL
HANNES ARCH
MARTIN ŠONKA
2016
MATTHIAS DOLDERER
MATT HALL
HANNES ARCH
NIGEL LAMB
2017
YOSHIHIDE MUROYA
MARTIN ŠONKA
PETE MCLEOD
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
2018
MARTIN ŠONKA
MATT HALL
MICHAEL GOULIAN
MIKAËL BRAGEOT
2019
MATT HALL
YOSHIHIDE MUROYA
MARTIN ŠONKA
BEN MURPHY
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HISTORIC STANDINGS

Top 10 Results of the Air Race World Championship 2019

POSITION
NAME
COUNTRY
POINTS
1
MATT HALL
AUS
81 PTS
2
YOSHIHIDE MUROYA
JPN
80 PTS
3
MARTIN SONKA
CZE
68 PTS
4
BEN MURPHY
GBR
48 PTS
5
KIRBY CHAMBLISS
USA
48 PTS
6
PETE MCLEOD
CAN
48 PTS
7
NICOLAS IVANOFF
FRA
47 PTS
8
MIKA BRAGEOT
FRA
44 PTS
9
MICHAEL GOULIAN
USA
42 PTS
10
JUAN VELARDE
SPA
39 PTS