Red Bull Air Race returns to Ascot

Nigel Lamb won the title for Great Britain in 2014
Nigel Lamb won the title for Great Britain in 2014

Red Bull has announced its annual Air Race will return to Ascot for the second year on 14-15 August.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will see the world’s best pilots compete in a motor sport fashion, using agile, lightweight planes to navigate a low-level aerial racetrack. 

The brand will be hosting its own hospitality package at Ascot at the Red Bull Race Club. The area provides exclusive access to level four of the grandstand for 1,300 ticket-holders, a complimentary bar and catering with a focus on American-style dishes such as ribs, wings and hot dogs.

Erich Wolf, general manager of Red Bull Air Race, said: "We’re delighted to welcome the Red Bull Air Race back to the UK this summer and hope to build on the fantastic success of last year. We saw over 50,000 descend on Ascot last year, one of the greatest venues in the world, for a thrilling day of racing led by our World Champions, Nigel Lamb and Paul Bonhomme. 

"We’re expecting the 2015 event to be even bigger, as we celebrate the enthusiasm of the motorsport and aviation fans in the UK, where the Red Bull Air Race has a great fanbase."

Now in its eight season, after a fallow period between 2011 and 2013, the competition begins on 13 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This year will also see pilots compete in new locations of Chiba, Japan and Sochi, Russia in May.

The final will take place in Las Vegas on 17-18 October.

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