Where it all began

The history of the Red Bull Air Race

Back in 2002 at a meeting in Austria, Peter Besenyei drew a simple sketch on a piece of A4 to show his vision of a new flying competition. 16 years later, we have the Red Bull Air Race. Next week, the World Championship will race in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Just 145kms away from the site of the first ever race, so how did it grow? This is the story of how the sport became the global phenomenon it is today...