Well what a day, what a weekend, what a year... the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship draws to a close with a well-deserved title win for British pilot Paul Bonhomme who finishes the season with 76 points, five ahead of Matt Hall who took the win in Las Vegas today. Read the whole story here.
"I knew it was going to be hard work, everyone was on their game," said Bonhomme at the Press Conference. "We seemed historically to come out of the blocks well... that was pleasing, then it was pretty obvious that everyone else was catching up. Up until 3 o'clock this afternoon, I had no idea what was going to happen."
The British pilot, who has won four of eight races this season, had a tough day with technical complications in the Round of 8 but maintained his composure to finish in second place behind Hall. This was enough to take him clear in the points standings and to the top step of the World Championship podium. As the sport's most successful competitor in its history, Bonhomme became the first ever pilot to claim a third title.
Hall, who came to within striking distance of a first ever World Championship, knew before he flew in the Final 4 that the crown had already been handed to Bonhomme but pulled out all the stops to end his year on a high. "It all worked out, here I am on the top stop of the podium," he said. "Great teamwork, it's a lot harder than it looks, trust me, and all the pilots are winners out there."
Here are the full results from the last race of 2015 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway: