Red Bull Air Race World Championship

11 Apr 2017

Red Bull Air Race 2017: Return to San Diego

After eight years, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship flies back to a favourite location on April 15-16, as the season’s second stop takes off at San Diego, California, USA.

Sunny San Diego, California is laying out the welcome mat for the second stop of the Red Bull Air Race on April 15-16 2017, the first time the World Championship has soared over the bay since a three-year stretch that ended in 2009.

Positioned on the Pacific Coast just a few miles from Mexico, San Diego boasts pristine beaches, summery boardwalks and one of the most ideal climates in all of North America. It’s also the aviation hub that was home to the Top Gun naval school, and the knowledgeable fans who line the shore will be treated to a thrilling showdown as world champions and new mavericks go head-to-head.

“This is one to look forward to. It’s a fantastic venue, right in front of the city,” says Steve Jones, a former Red Bull Air Race pilot who is now its Race Director. “The track is very similar to Abu Dhabi in terms of maneuvering turns. It’s going to be a great race.”

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Photo: Kirby Chambliss over San Diego Bay, USA. Photographer: Chris Tedesco / Red Bull Content Pool