Challengers duking it out over the Danube

Six pilots going for the win in Budapest

Genevey will compete in Budapest

Without a Challenger Class race in Chiba, the pilots will be eager to get back in the track in Budapest. Six pilots will face off over the Danube to try and get a grip on their championship title hopes. Here's how they line up:

Florian Bergér
After winning the 2016 Challenger Cup, Florian Bergér has once again become the man to beat in 2017. He is currently on top of the standings and looking to gain an even bigger lead here. He'll be the one to watch.

Daniel Ryfa
Swedish pilot Ryfa is the most successful competitor in the Challenger Class. With five wins to his name he knows what it takes to stand on top of the podium. He won here in Budapest in 2015, proving he can get the most out of this track. He also won his only race of the season so far. He is the man to keep the pressure on Bergér.

Luke Czepiela
After his third place finish in San Diego, Czepiela thought he could have done better and promised to: "Kick ass in Budapest". Czepiela has not raced over the Danube, but the experienced pilot has grown in confidence since he returned to the series in 2016. The Polish pilot is likely to have a lot of travelling fans to boost him towards the podium.

Daniel Genevey
New Challenger Class pilot Genevey will be keen to get racing again after a successful fourth place finish in his first ever race in the series. Genevey flies under the Hungarian flag so will consider this his home race. He will want to go that next step and put his feet firmly on the podium.

Baptiste Vignes
The second of three new pilots to enter the Challenger Class in 2017, Vignes has looked very promising. He has worked hard on flying smoothly and accurately, which has seen steady improvements. If he now adds speed in Budapest he could see himself sky rocket up the standings.

Kenny Chiang
The third 2017 debutant, Chiang has impressed many since arriving in the Challenger Class. He has only competed in one race and although he was performing well, two pylon hits on Race Day saw him finish last. He is a perfectionist when it comes to flying and will want to put right that wrong here in Budapest.

The race in Budapest takes place on 01-02 July catch all the action HERE!