(KZN.RU, June 16). The Kazan stage of the Red Bull Air Race world championship ended in Kazan. Above the Kazanka River, 14 teams of Master pilots and 11 Challenger pilots demonstrated the speed, accuracy and skill of controlling super-maneuverable light aircraft.
According to the result of the race of the first day on June 15, Kenny Chan from Hong Kong won the Challenger Cup I competition, Sammy Mason from the USA took second place, and Daniel Ryufa from Sweden was on the third place.
Today, Challenger Cup 2 and Master Class were held. Thus, Florian Berger, the representative of Germany, showed the best result in the Challenger class, Patrick Davidson from South Africa was the second, and Kenny Chan from Hong Kong was on the third place.
The most spectacular race among the masters was held in several rounds. First, it was among 14 pilots, then among 8 and 4 best ones. By the results of the final four, the Japanese Yoshihide Muroy took the first place, the second was the Australian Matt Hall, and the third was Czech Martin Schoon, according to the competition website.
Red Bull Air Race is a dynamic type of piloting. Pilots are to complete a difficult air route with obstacles in the shortest possible time. Airplanes accelerate to 370 km/h, and pilots experience overloads when they pass the route marked by 25-meter inflatable pylons at low altitude. The capital of Tatarstan hosted the world race for the third time.
This year's program of the World Championships Red Bull Air Race includes several stages. The first was held in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on February 8-9, the second was on June 15-16 in Kazan, and the world championship will end in Saudi Arabia.