In any sporting discipline, athletes often say that the crowd gives them a 10% boost in their performance. Three pilots of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will certainly be hoping that's the case here in Spielberg as they will be the home crowd favourites.
Arch is the local hero in every sense of the word; he lives amongst the Styrian mountains as it helps him to focus and relax. This weekend there will be the familiar site of hundreds of Austrian flags with 'Go Hannes' on them. He had a disappointing 2015 race here when he didn't get passed the Round of 14 and apologised to his fans. He will be looking to make amends this year.
Dolderer has a huge fan base that travel over from neighbouring Germany to support him here in Austria. He has given them reason to return this year after an epic performance in Abu Dhabi that sees him sitting second in the World Championship table. Can he do even better here in his second home?
As the pilot of Team Spielberg there will be a lot of support for the Czech pilot. His raceplane fits in the surroundings with its similar paint scheme to that of the Red Bull Ring. The crowd will have fond memories of Kopfstein's performances in Spielberg. It was where he claimed the first ever Challenger Cup title in 2014 and last year followed it up with a second place finish. Now in the Master Class the fans will be hoping he can deliver again.