Bergér is the man to beat in 2019

It was business as usual for Challenger Cup pilot Florian Bergér in Abu Dhabi as he took his seventh career win in fine style...

February 8th - 9th

What a start to the season

As always, the season opener in Abu Dhabi was a hive of entertainment and heart-pounding action. Here is a snippet of the best bits...

February 8th - 9th

Thriller in UAE didn't disappoint

50,000 fans flocked to the Corniche in Abu Dhabi this weekend to witness one of the closest finishes in the history of the Red Bull Air Race. 2017 and 2018 World Champions fought it out in the Final 4 and could only be split by 0.003s!

February 8th - 9th

Abu Dhabi 2019 – Qualifying

In a sensational day of Qualifying, Yoshihide Muroya staked a claim as a 2019 World Championship title contender. Watch back the entire session here...

February 8th - 9th

Outbound from Abu Dhabi

The UAE capital always provides a memorable setting for the season opener and 2019 was no different. Here's a few of the best moments...

February 8th - 9th

Muroya takes season opener by just 0.003s

The 2017 World Champion Yoshihide Muroya was back to his blistering best in Abu Dhabi today when he took the win in the Final 4 by a margin of just 0.003s – one of the closest in the sport’s history.

Muroya was due to fly the second run in the Final 4 but Nicolas Ivanoff, who was meant to fly first, had to retire from the Final 4 due to being unable to start his engine. The distraught Frenchman had to settle for fourth due to not being able to fly.

February 8th - 9th

Abu Dhabi 2019: Challenger Cup reactions

As with any sport there are those who are happy with their performance, and those who are not. Here's what the pilots thought of the 2019 Challenger Class season opener...

February 8th - 9th

Sonka scrapes through to Final 4

It was a spectacular sight in the Round of 8. Here's how it went down blow by blow...

Heat 8
Ivanoff v Chambliss

Ivanoff flew beautifully in his run, but it was slow and his time of 55.375s was one that Chambliss had easily beaten in earlier sessions. Chambliss was 0.384s ahead at the first split, but picked up a penalty for climbing in the gate at Gate 3 and added two seconds to his time. He was able to claw back a second in time but it wasn't enough to beat Ivanoff's time.

Goulian and Sonka dictate the pace in Round of 14

Martin Sonka set the fastest time of the Round of 14 and Michael Goulian wasn't far behind in a tense session, which saw Nicolas Ivanoff go through as the Fastest Loser. Here's how the Round of 14 panned out...

Abu Dhabi 2019: Round of 8 preview

The season has started with a bang. The top three from last year are through to the Round of 8. This is going to be one amazing round. Here's how the heats will play out...

February 8th - 9th