Jul 01

RED BULL AIR RACE BUDAPEST: QUALIFYING

Kirby Chambliss of the United States performs during a free practice at the fourth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest, Hungary on June 30, 2017.

Budapest is proving to be a close race for most of the pilots! In today’s Qualifying round, just one-quarter of a second marked the difference between third and seventh place! Kirby’s time of 1:01:546 landed 7th place and puts us head-to-head with Francois Le Vot for the third time this season.

“I felt like we were right there until Pete and Yoshi flew sub-one minute. We definitely have some homework tonight to hopefully figure out what they’re doing that we aren’t. But overall, we’re happy with clean runs,” reflects Kirby.

Head-to-head pairings for tomorrow’s Round of 14 are as follows:

  • Heat 1: Mikael Brageot v. Matt Hall
  • Heat 2: Peter Podlunsek v. Martin Sonka
  • Heat 3: Nicolas Ivanoff v. Michael Goulian
  • Heat 4: Christian Bolton v. Petr Kopfstein
  • Heat 5: Francois Le Vot v. Kirby Chambliss
  • Heat 6: Matthias Dolderer v. Yoshihide Muroya
  • Heat 7: Juan Velarde v. Pete McLeod

 For more information, visit www.redbullairrace.com.

 

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