VWC becoming a three-way battle

The Budapest race was one to remember in the virtual world

McLeod's VWC raceplane

Just like the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the Virtual World Championship is heating up and it's looking like it'll be a season to remember.

At the fourth race of the year, flown virtually over the Danube, more than 2,000 players opened their Red Bull Air Race – 2, the mobile game app and began playing for a chance to win some great prizes.

Werner Pany of Austria took the race win, his second of the season and collected 10 VWC points. His time of 53.4193s was unstoppable. Closest to Pany was fellow Austrian Manual Fähndrich, who finished 0.1570s behind his compatriot.

RFO of Russia finished third with a time of 53. 6758s. The Russian pilot will be looking forward to the fifth VWC race of the season that will take place in Kazan. The top three pilots in the standings are now only separated by 10 points. There's everything to play for as Pany leads with 36, whilst Fähndrich is second on 30 and RFO has moved up to third with 26 points.

It's easy to be part of the Virtual World Championship. Just download Red Bull Air Race – 2 the game and start flying.

2018 race winners will receive Merchandise from the Red Bull Air Race shop. This will include; jackets, caps, hoodies and T-shirts. The overall winner will be crowned the 2018 Virtual World Champion and win two weekend passes for hospitality – including flights and accommodation – to one Red Bull Air Race of his/her choice, together with a real G- Flight (for one person) during the chosen Red Bull Air Race event held in 2019. Don't miss your chance to be part of the Virtual World Championship. Download Red Bull Air Race – 2 the game, for free in the Google and iTunes stores, and start competing for great prizes.

VWC Budapest Results
1st Werner Pany  (AUT) 53.4193s
2nd Manuel Fähndrich (AUT) 53.5763s
3rd RFO (RUS) 53.6758s
4th The Niko (FRA) 54.7222s


Virtual World Championship Standings after round four

1stWerner Pany36
2ndManuel Fähndrich30
=4thKonstantin Skiba13
6thTheNiko 12