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‘Red Bull’ Air Race to return to Australia in November

written by Adam Thorn | April 6, 2022

Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic, Matt Hall of Australia and Michael Goulian of the United States fly over Abu Dhabi. (Red Bull Content Pool)

The event formerly known as the Red Bull Air Race will return to Australia in November for the first time since 2010.

Its new organisers hope the leg will attract 150,000 people at the location, which has yet to be announced.

The iconic event, which sees aircraft race around obstacles, was launched by Red Bull in 2003 but the business announced its closure in 2019.

It’s now set to be revived as the Air Race World Championship by digital tech firm Touchpoint, with the first leg held at the UK racecourse of Goodwood.

Nalin Jay, the series’ CEO, said, “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.”

“Both locations 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.

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“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.”

The new location is rumoured to be Lake Macquarie, home of the team helmed by Hall. He appeared on the Australian Aviation podcast in 2020 to talk about his experiences, which you can listen to above.

The original incarnation of the Air Race hosted 94 championship series races around the globe. Touchpoint said it has attracted viewers in 187 countries and has been broadcast to an audience of over 230 million viewers with more than 2.3 billion media impressions worldwide in its most recent season.

It claims to be the largest live spectator sports event in the world attracting more than one million spectators to a single air race on multiple occasions in cities such as Porto and Barcelona.

Comment (1)

  • John Smith

    says:

    Where is the second proposed location

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