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Behind the scenes with the photographers, Part 2: the special shots

One of the perks of being a Red Bull Air Race pilot – or photographer – is getting to collaborate on creative photo opportunities outside the racetrack. Here, in the s...
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Historic first flight over Kazan

Red Bull Air Race pilots Martin Šonka and Nicolas Ivanoff enjoyed their first aerial view of Kazan, Russia ahead of the historic Red Bull Air Race debut in the country...
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Behind the scenes: judging the pilots

As with any motorsport, fairness plays a huge part in making sure everyone races on a level playing field and in the Red Bull Air Race, the judges make sure the pilots...
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It's a class act at Indy

All the pilots from both the Master Class and the Challenger Class gathered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack's hallowed Yard of Bricks for a "cla...
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Carol Vorderman goes for a spin

TV star Carol Vorderman was put through her paces in a Red Bull Air Race raceplane this weekend flown by Challenger Class pilot Ben Murphy.
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Building a race airport

At every location on the Red Bull Air Race calendar an airport has to be built or customised ready for the racing. It takes a strong, resilient team to cope with build...
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Besenyei honoured by Red Bull Air Race

Peter Besenyei is part of the fabric of the Red Bull Air Race, he is credited as the founder and creator of the ultimate motorsport series in the sky and one of the wo...
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Behind the scenes with the photographers, Part 2: the special shots

One of the perks of being a Red Bull Air Race pilot – or photographer – is getting to collaborate on creative photo opportunities outside the racetrack. Here, in the s...
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Historic first flight over Kazan

Red Bull Air Race pilots Martin Šonka and Nicolas Ivanoff enjoyed their first aerial view of Kazan, Russia ahead of the historic Red Bull Air Race debut in the country...
Read full article

Behind the scenes: judging the pilots

As with any motorsport, fairness plays a huge part in making sure everyone races on a level playing field and in the Red Bull Air Race, the judges make sure the pilots...
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All hands on deck for sunrise track build

Up to see the sun rise over the city of Chiba, the racetrack operations team began its day at 4am in Japan today. With literally all hands on deck to get the steel bar...
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McLeod keeping the momentum

The competition in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is as tough as it's ever been. Pete McLeod knows how to fight during a race weekend and can never be a...
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Lightening the load of the raceplane

The teams in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship work exceptionally hard to save as much weight as possible in their raceplanes. It's difficult work and it t...
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Stepping up to the Master Class

When participants enter the Red Bull Air Race World Championship as a Challenger Cup pilot they have to concentrate on their skills and try to improve. As a Master Cla...
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In The Wings: preparing the racetrack

When the pilots arrive to fly in the Red Bull Air Race, there is a team that would have already been on site for nearly two weeks – they are the Racetrack Operations t...
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In the Wings – keeping the pilots safe

At some race locations, Red Bull Air Race pilots can find themselves sitting in a cockpit with temperatures in the mid-30sC and 70%+ humidity, which isn't an idea...
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Hannes Arch: Focus is everything

Hannes Arch is one of the top performers in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. In his five seasons in the series he's finished second on three occasions an...
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Bonhomme to push the limits in 2015

Even by his own admission, 2014 wasn't the greatest year for Paul Bonhomme and his team. They started well with a first place in Abu Dhabi, and followed that up w...
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In the Wings – making sure the race goes on

When the 2014 Red Bull Air Race arrived in Poland in July this year the track had to be dismantled before a single pilot had flown.
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The people behind the pylons

The Airgators are the unsung heroes of the Red Bull Air Race. Without them looking after the unique pylons, there would be no racing. Thomas Brandstätter (pictured a...
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Technicians lift the lid on 2014 mods

When it comes to the dark arts of aircraft modifications, there is no one out there as knowledgeable as the team technicians in the Red Bull Air Race. In this video, ...
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