Being the fastest pilot in the Red Bull Air Race takes more than just natural skill: the aircraft must also be in top condition. What parts of Juan Velarde’s aircraft can we modify to gain those precious extra milliseconds?
The new dimension of motorsport aspires to be a safe and fair competition for pilots and in order ensure this happens, the rules and regulations of the Red Bull Air Race impose a number of limitations. How do the judges and Race Director, overseeing activities from the Race Control Tower, know when these restrictions have been exceeded?
In general, all planes handle similarly. But to fly in the Red Bull Air Race it’s necessary to have quick reflexes, the stamina of a bull, and real strength.
Built from mobile materials, the two race towers for the Red Bull Air Race move around from site to site with the rest of the event. Jim DiMatteo, the competition’s race director, knows a lot about them, and is going to tell us a bit about them.
Do you know how a racing aeroplane is assembled and disassembled? Or how the fuel tanks are filled and maintenance is carried out? Ted Reynolds, no. 26 Juan Velarde’s team mechanic from Canada, is here with the Box Repsol blog to tell you all you need to know about the fastest competition in the air.
The Airgators are the team that sets up and repairs the pylons marking the race track of the fastest competition in the sky.
Repsol Honda team pilotsl Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa cheer Juan Velarde for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race event in Japan.
The Repsol rider begins his fifth season in the World Championship of aircraft racing, the Red Bull Air Race -a competition in which he took two podiums last year.
The Repsol pilot achieves his best score in competitive aerobatics to date at this breathtaking competition, the most important in the world.
Following six months of intense training, Cástor Fantoba is prepared as never before for the World Aerobatic Championships, which will be held from 9-17 September in South Africa. The pilot from Navarre intends to bring home the gold for Spain.