Race Ready In Record Time

The 2016 World Champion Dolderer talks about the challenge to get his Edge 540V3 back on track

There hasn’t been a moment’s rest in Matthias Dolderer’s hangar since he clipped a pylon in Qualifying in Kazan causing damage that put him out of the race. As a result there was much work needed on the raceplane to make it competitive for this weekend’s race in Hungary. 

It was a race against the clock for Dolderer, and his technical team, especially race technician Kai Frommelt, who had to ensure everything was fixed and signed off in time for the Lake Balaton round.  

“We got the raceplane back 10-12 days after Kazan,” says Dolderer. “And since then it’s been a lot of days, long nights, a lot of work and some new bits and pieces.”

The German pilot, who has won in Hungary before, was eager to get his raceplane in top condition for this weekend. “My team has been working really hard and we finally managed to get the plane ready on Monday [08 July] evening before I had to ferry it here to Lake Balaton,” he explained.  

Now that his machine is ready, Dolderer can't wait to get racing again. “It’s handling perfectly, it’s like new,” he says. “I’m confident, I know my plane is fast. The track also looks fast and I’m looking forward to be back in the track!”

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