Weather causes Qualifying cancellation

1200: Constant poor weather conditions, including heavy rain and low clouds have forced the Race Committee to cancel the Qualifying round of the Red Bull Air Race in Spielberg, Austria. According to the official rules, the start list of the Round of 14 on Sunday will be based on the current World Championship rankings.

"After consultation with our weather experts, we can see there is no possibility of holding a Qualifying round in Spielberg today. We have to balance many factors when deciding whether to run a race session in the prevailing weather conditions and this was just not possible today," said Race Director Steve Jones.

The schedule for the race on Sunday will continue as planned.

Saturday's public ticket holders for general admission and grandstand ticket holders will be allowed to enter tomorrow's race. Gates open according to the schedule.

Seat reservations for those who have purchased tickets for Sunday will have priority over those who purchased tickets for Saturday.


0930: Due to permanent rain and low clouds the Race Committee has been forced to postpone the Qualifying in Spielberg, Austria. A further decision will be taken at 12:00 local time and earliest flying will be at 13:00.