The Red Bull Air Race World Championship touches down once again in Japan, in the sprawling metropolis of Chiba City. Chiba is renowned as the birthplace of civil aviation in Japan and is famed for its samurai and warrior heritage.

Known as the City of Flowers, Chiba is blessed with an abundance of nature, with traditional Japanese gardens and parks peppering the landscape and creating wonderful contrast between old and new.

Fans witnessed home favourite Yoshihide Muroya fight for an amazing win in 2016 and the local hero will be hoping to repeat that achievement in 2017. The race takes place at Makuhari, Japan's longest artificial beach, between 03-04 June.

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Day Local Time Event Location
Saturday 3 Jun - Qualifying Day 10:00 Doors open
10:00 Side Act – Slackline and BMX Air Trick Show
10:15 Side Act - Opening MC
11:00 Side Act – Street Session
11:00 Side Act – MOD Heli display
11:30 Side Act – Jet Deck Show
12:30 Side Act – FMX Show
12:30 Side Act – Air Race Queens
13:00 MASTER CLASS – Free Practice 3
13:00 Side Act – Slackline and Pump Track
13:40 Side Act – Parkour Show
13:45 Side Act – Chiba Fire Fighters Rescue
14:30 Side Act – Slackline and BMX Air Trick Show
15:00 Side Act – Jet Deck Show
15:15 Side Act – Pal Takats Paraglider
15:25 Side Act – Luke Czepiela Aerobatic Display
15:35 Side Act – Breitling DC-3
16:00 Side Act – Air Race Queens
16:00 MASTER CLASS – Qualifying
16:30 Side Act – Street Session
17:25 Side Act – Zero Fighter
17:30 Side Act – FMX Show
17:40 Side Act – Parkour Show
18:00 Doors Close
Sunday 4 Jun - Race Day 10:00 Doors open
10:30 Side Act – Slackline & BMX Air Trick Show
11:00 Side Act – Slackline & Pump Track
11:00 Side Act – MOD Heli Display
11:00 Side Act - Street Session
11:10 Side Act – Chiba Fire Fighters Rescue
11:30 Side Act – Jet Deck Show
12:00 Side Act – Parkour Show
12:00 Side Act – FMX Show
12:30 Side Act – Air Race Queens
12:50 Side Act – Zero Fighter
13:00 Side Act – Slackline & Pump Track
13:00 MASTER CLASS – Round of 14
14:00 Side Act – Jet Deck Show
14:15 Side Act – Pal Takats Paraglider
14:25 Side Act – Luke Czepiela Aerobatic Display
14:30 Side Act – Parkour Show
14:30 Side Act – Slackline & BMX Air Trick Show
14:35 Side Act – Breitling DC-3
15:00 MASTER CLASS – Round of 8
15:00 Side Act – Street Session
15:30 MASTER CLASS – Final 4
15:55 MASTER CLASS - Prize Giving Ceremony
16:15 Side Act – Glay Concert
16:45 Side Act – FMX Show
17:00 Doors Close

The Chiba City stop takes place in the Makuhari District, which is located right on the fringes of Tokyo Bay. Here fans will get be able to witness every twist and turn the pilots make over the beautiful shimmering water that lies beyond Japan's biggest artificial marine beach, which spreads over 4km.

Be sure to make your stay in Chiba City as relaxed as possible by booking a room in one of the six official hotels that are within a short walking distance of the venue. In addition, free WiFi is available around stations and hotels to support visitors' business and sightseeing. A full range of shopping malls and restaurants are also located near the Kaihin Makuhari Station.

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