Air Race 2010 - New York Feed
Managing safety at the 2010 Red Bull Air Race Aug 2, 2010
In the 2010 Red Bull Air Race season, the pilots brought the sport to its limits and managing safety at the Air Race World Championship isn't always an easy deal!
That was Air Race in New York Jun 21, 2010
Start spreading the news, it was a case of New York's finest as the Red Bull Air Race pilots served up a classic in the Big Apple. Join Nick Fellows and Steve Jones for highlights of the Red Bull Air...
Bonhomme triumphs again Jun 21, 2010
Briton Paul Bonhomme won the first-ever New York Red Bull Air Race on Sunday with a scintillating performance under pressure in front of the most spectacular setting in the eight-year history of the...
- New York, USA
- JUN 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM
The fifth leg of the 2010 World Championship tour will take place for the first time in New York over the Hudson River at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Two years in development, the Red Bull Air Race New York will be a highlight race in 2010, and will bring eye-level racing action seen across the globe to one of the world’s finest cities.
It will be a joint partnership between NYC & Company, Jersey City, NJ and Liberty State Park. New York is famous for drawing some of the world's greatest, large scale events, and this will be no different, further cemening its reputation as one of the most electrifying cities in the world. Last year's Air Race was broadcast in over 180 countries with a worldwide audience totalling over 300 million viewers, and this two day extravaganza, coupled with the television exposure will showcase New York as a premier sporting destination.
The Red Bull Air Race is different from all other motorsports in that it takes its race track with it wherever it goes around the world bringing the action to the spectator. To do this, it takes a logistics operation unparalleled in the sports business to transport 380 tons of infrastructure and race equipment including 15 light-weight, 24-foot wingspan race planes and the sport's own traveling air traffic control tower.
Over the past five years, the Red Bull Air Race has held races in major metropolitans such as London, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, and in the U.S. in San Diego, Detroit, San Francisco, and Monument Valley, Utah. Of the fifteen race pilots from around the world, two are Americans, Kirby Chambliss from Arizona and Michael Goulian from Massachusetts. Each pilot operates a year-round race team including a technician and team coordinator. The end goal for each race team is to accumulate as many points throughout the season in a quest to achieve the prestigious honor of 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Champion.