Air Race pilots shine at European Aerobatic Championships

There were podiums for the pilots in the Czech Republic

Brageot finished third overall

At the 21st FAI European Aerobatic Championship (EAC), which finished yesterday in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic saw several Red Bull Air Race pilots competing and claiming podiums in this prestigious competition.

The pilots competed ahead of the upcoming race in Wiener Neustadt and showed, once again, that they are some of the best sporting pilots in the world.

The EAC is a team and individual competition. Each pilots flies several different aerobatic sequences and then their score is put together with their fellow compatriots so a country can be claimed a winner. Mika Brageot finished third overall in the competition and his score helped France claim the top spot overall.

The three winning French pilots, including Brageot.

Martin Sonka, who currently sits second in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship won the Freestyle competition, it's the third time the Czech pilot has won the Freestyle category.

Martin Sonka celebrates his win.

Challenger pilot Daniel Genevey also did his part for the Hungarian team and helped them to a third place finish – Hungary's first podium since 1994.

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Daniel Genevey with the Hungarian team

Challenger Cup Champion Florian Bergér was the youngest pilot competing and finished 15th overall.

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Florian Bergér with his Extra330SC ©EAC

All pilots will be back in action on 15-16 September in Wiener Neustadt for the sixth race of the season. Get your tickets HERE.