The resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was announced on Tuesday in Malaysia during a press conference attended by FAI President John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan. The FAI will partner the Red Bull Air Race management and provide safety specialists for the Championship which will start in February 2014.
The World Championship will consist of seven races staged in six countries on three continents, starting with Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 28 February 2014.
FAI President John Grubbström said: “I am very pleased to see the Red Bull Air Race coming back as it is truly an event that gives worldwide exposure to air sports. Furthermore, it is important news for the FAI community in general as it represents a unique opportunity to showcase the excitement of air sports to the world. The improvements made to the race format and race track by the Red Bull Air Race Management are convincing and will no doubt add extra attractiveness to the event. We at the FAI are proud to be involved in this great event and to bring to the race management our expertise in matter of safety to make it successful. We are also very pleased that Breitling, the FAI Global Sponsor, is also part of the Red Bull Air Race as the official timekeeper.”
(photo credits: Harry How / Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race & Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Content Pool)