Jul 14

RED BULL AIR RACE BALATON: RACE DAY

After a week full of storms and rain, the clear skies were a welcomed change – just in time for race day. Yesterday’s qualifying results put Kirby head-to-head with Mika Brageot who qualified in third position. “We’ve been struggling with our engine ever since Abu Dhabi,” shares Kirby. “We’ve been trying to troubleshoot whatever we […]

Jul 13

RED BULL AIR RACE BALATON: QUALIFYING DAY

Due to weather and technical issues at the race airport, the first rounds of flying all week in the Balaton track occurred just hours before the live Qualifying session, giving each pilot just two runs to finalize their race line for the weekend. The Balaton race track has three vertical turn maneuvers, providing many flight […]

Jul 12

RED BULL AIR RACE BALATON: PRE-RACE

On August 20, 2003, Kirby flew in his very first Red Bull Air Race, a showdown in Budapest, Hungary that was just the second stop in the history of the sport. There he captured a podium spot in third place and has repeated on the podium in well over 50 percent of his Hungarian races, […]

Jul 01

PHOTO OF THE MONTH!

Photo by Mihai Stetcu  

Jun 16

RED BULL AIR RACE KAZAN: RACE DAY

Sunday’s race over Kazan, Russia, marked the completion of Kirby’s 90th race in his air racing career, only two races shy of participating in every event. With success in the Kazan each year since its debut, the team was looking to continue that trend. The results of yesterday’s qualifying round set Kirby head-to-head with Francois […]

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