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Farnborough to Host Year’s Only Red Bull Air Race

: Jun 19, 2018 - : 1:50 pm

Farnborough International Airshow will be the only venue to host the Red Bull Air Race in 2018.

 

According to a report in Surrey Live, Red Bull Air Race is bringing a team of two pilots flying Edge 540 raceplanes to demonstrate to the audience the very best of the new dimension of motorsport.

 

It is the first time since 2016 that UK audiences will be able to get up close to this legendary motorsport with the pilots showcasing the very best of the techniques they use in a race.

Italian pilot Dario Costa and the UK’s own Ben Murphy will reach speeds of 370km/h while enduring forces of up to 12G as they navigate a low-level racetrack, marked by 25-meter-high, air filled pylons.

 

The famous 25-meter-high Red Bull Air Race pylons are set to dominate the Farnborough Airshow skyline. They test a pilot’s skill and accuracy, providing a track through which they need to fly with absolute precision.

 

The report quoted Group Marketing Director for Farnborough International Andrew Pearcey, “The Red Bull Air Race is iconic and I am delighted the team will be a major part of this year’s Farnborough Airshow. Our flying display will be nothing short of thrilling; it is packed full of tension, excitement and variety.”

 

Ben Murphy, Red Bull Air Race Master Class Pilot, says: “The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 is one of the biggest aviation events in the world so we’re delighted to be able to perform in the Red Bull Air Race Demonstration and show what our Blades Racing Team Edge 540 can do. The last UK race was in 2016, so it’s important we keep the awareness of the Red Bull Air Race high in the minds of the UK public and give them a taste of the excitement of air racing.”

 

Around 80,000 people are expected to attend the public weekend which takes place on July 21 and 22.

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