Two pilots renowned for making motorsport history at the USA’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway created a spectacular scene as they flew above the famous oval ahead of the penultimate stop of the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The race takes off at The Brickyard this 6-7 October.
Over the past two seasons, the sport’s World Champion has been decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Soaring over the racetrack in their raceplanes were Matthias Dolderer, who kissed the Indy bricks and clinched the first title for Germany in 2016, and Yoshihide Muroya, who did the same for Japan in 2017. This weekend, the two aces will be part of a 14-pilot field looking to sew up 2018 honors as the raceplanes fly through a racetrack of 25-meter/82-foot inflated pylons at speeds of up to 370kmh/230mph, pulling as much as 12G – right inside the oval.
About Red Bull Air Race
Created in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has held more than 85 races around the globe. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 12G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was conceived to help the next generation of pilots develop the skills needed for potential advancement to the Master Class that vies for the World Championship.