Red Bull Air Race legend Peter Besenyei led current World Championship leader Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) and rising star Petr Kopfstein (CZE) on a flight through the heart of Budapest, right along the Danube and past the magnificent Hungarian Parliament. "This amazing series has its roots right here in Budapest," said Besenyei, who retired in 2015. "My heart will always be with the Red Bull Air Race, and it's a pleasure to show these pilots my city from the sky.
Muroya and Kopfstein also soared past the dramatic Liberty Statue that overlooks the region from high on Gellért Hill. They'll see her again when the racing begins with Qualifying on Saturday, 1 July, followed by Race Day on Sunday, 2 July 2017.