Ascot Racecourse buckles up for Red Bull Air Race World Championship

The opening day of the Red Bull Air Race Weekend is being held at Ascot Racecourse.

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Qualifying Day includes 24 exciting races, showcasing the skills of elite pilots looking to secure the Challengers’ Cup and qualify for a starting position at Sunday’s Finale.

With planes taking off and landing in front of the iconic Grandstand, you are certain to enjoy fantastic views of the action. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this fantastic high-octane event.

Raceday Programme

12:00 Doors Open
1:50 Training Session I – Master Class
2:45 Training Session II – Master Class
3:50 Race – Challenger Cup
4:50 Winner’s Ceremony – Challenger Cup
5:00 Qualifying Session – Master Class
7:15 Doors Close

Times may be subject to change

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High Octane Action

It’s thrilling, it’s supercharged and only the best pilots qualify to compete in the world’s fastest motorsport series.

Since it was officially launched, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has become globally renowned as the fastest and most exhilarating motorsport on the planet.

It is a visual spectacle unlike any other. A combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability make it only accessible to the world’s most exceptional pilots.

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Defending the Title

Featuring the world’s best race pilots including Britain’s current World Champion Paul Bonhomme, in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill.

Speaking of his opportunity to race at such a prestigious venue, Bonhomme said: “For 300 years there has been racing at Ascot; what a stunning place to race aeroplanes. The history of Ascot will probably never be beaten in the history of the air race. Awesome; no pressure!”

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Great Views

Witness the world’s best racing pilots battling it out against the dramatic backdrop of the iconic Ascot Grandstand.

Enjoy incredible views of the planes taking off and landing as the world’s best pilots look to navigate an aerial racetrack featuring air-filled pylons in the fastest possible time.

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