Red Bull Air Race 2014: Worth the Wait

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After a three-year hiatus, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship came roaring back in 2014. The eight-stop 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship began in Abu Dhabi in March with subsequent stops in Rovinj, Croatia in April, Putrajaya, Malaysia in May, Gdynia, Poland in July, Ascot, United Kingdom in August, Dallas/Fort Worth, USA in September , and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in October, before it arrived for the final in Spielberg, Austria, a sensational location for the sport. The Spielberg stop was the 58th overall Red Bull Air Race, a sport that has been staged in 18 countries since it was launched in 2003.

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As 12 of the world’s best pilots reunited in February for the season opener in Abu Dhabi, new rules and mandatory standardization of engines and propellers leveled the playing field. This year, the competition would be tighter than ever and would make small pilot errors even more costly for the championship. It was exciting racing right through to the season final in Spielberg, Austria.

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Red Bull Air Race was Coming Home for 2014 Season Final
With a world-class circuit that welcomed back Formula One to Austria in 2014, the renamed Red Bull Ring has seen an exciting variety of two and four-wheeled competitions in this 'highlight' season – as well as truck racing – and now racing with wings.

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The Alpine racetrack is one of the most challenging ever. It is nestled in the region of Styria, which is known as the 'green heart' of Austria and this gives the race an added alpine dimension, with the lush countryside making a vibrant backdrop. The elevation change within the lap is about 65 meters, rising from the start/finish line toward the turning manoeuvre and the chicane. Making the track even more difficult are the trees on the course that have to be navigated as well.

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