Pilots soar over IMS ahead of season finale

The leaders take to the skies before the final race of 2017

Top three take to the skies over Indy

Championship leader Martin Sonka led his World Championship rivals Yoshihide Muroya and Pete McLeod for a flight over the final stop of the Red Bull Air Race season at the USA's holy grail of motorsport. The 2017 finale kicks off with Qualifying this Saturday and climaxes with Race Day on Sunday.

As excitement builds toward the first Red Bull Air Race season finale ever held at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sonka, Muroya and McLeod are locked in the title fight, with the results far too close to call.

The aerial view offered a special perspective on the infield of the historic oval, where the Wright Brothers flew in 1910 and this weekend raceplanes will speed at 200kts, pulling as much as 10Gs.

When the race plays out on Sunday, one of the three pilots will be crowned a first-time World Champion – unless the USA's own Kirby Chambliss, the only other contender with enough points to challenge for the championship, can pull off an upset.

Seats are selling fast for the Red Bull Air Race season finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 14-15 October. Get your tickets HERE.