Lamb Beats Arch in Dramatic World Championship Finale

Motorsport Mania is Truly Back in Austria

Britain's Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a dramatic victory under pressure at the season finale in Spielberg, Austria, with a heart-stopping second place finish after Austria's Hannes Arch ended up a disappointing fourth place in a nail-biting final in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,000 spectators. Cheered on by the boisterous sell-out crowd, Arch had been unstoppable all weekend on the Formula One track not far from his hometown of Trofaiach. Flying last in the Final Four, Arch knew that he could win the world championship if he could fly faster than Lamb and the other two rivals. But he struggled early on the undulating course with its challenging 65-meter change in elevation and, forced to take risks on the second lap in an all-or-nothing bid to win the title, got hit with a two-second penalty for flying through one of the Air Gates with his wings not exactly level that dropped him to fourth place.

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