Four new pilots from four continents will join the world’s fastest growing technical sport: Red Bull Air Race. The four pilots are all ambitious and they are all willing to take first places in the race’s hall of fame next year.
Four pilots from four countires from four continents – according to the official press release of Red Bull Air Race, the year 2009 will be even more exciting than this year’s series.
2008 was the year of 41-year-old Austrian pilot Hannes Arch. Peter Besenyei, the founder of the race was 5th in the championship. In 2008 eight cities hosted the series, more than 3 million spectators on site and more than 500 million following the events on TV. (See our previous posts on some of the highlights)
The scenes of the race for 2009 are not published yet, but we will see the following new faces:
The pilots in the order of thw picture are:
Pete McLeod, 24, Canada
24-year old Pete McLeod of Canada will be the youngest ever pilot in the series.
Yoshihide Muroya, 35, Japan
Japanese Yoshihide Muroya will be the first Asian pilot joining the air race team.
Matt Hall, 37, Australia
37-year-old Matt Hall is an Australian Air Force fighter pilot.
Matthias Dolderer, 38, Germany
Germany’s Matthias Dolderer is willing to put back Germany on the map again after the retirement of original air race pilot, Kluas Schrodt.
Enjoy the spectacular race with us next year and if you live close to any of the scenes, don’t miss the chance to go and watch it live. Nothing compares to the sound of these planes!