Red Bull Air Race 2010 World Championship in Abu Dhabi
Fans await the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in excitement. Once again, champions Paul Bonhomme and Hannes Arch will battle it out in the picturesque blue skies of Abu Dhabi.
The world’s top 15 pilots will start a six-month long battle for championship points in the first of eight races on a total of five continents. It is expected that the fiery duel between defending champion Paul Bonhomme of Britain and Austria’s Hannes Arch, the 2008 champion, will bring a lot of excitement to the competition.
Hannes Arch, who won the 2009 race in Abu Dhabi but finished second overall to Paul Bonhomme, has worked hard on improving his aircraft during the off-season and will be looking to get back in front of his British rival.
“Abu Dhabi is one of the most challenging races on the calendar because you don’t know what the other guys have been doing over the winter,” said Hannes Arch. “Your team doesn’t have a race rhythm yet and no one’s quite sure how strong their planes are relative to the others. I’m looking forward to the race. I’m the hunter now rather than being hunted.”
Abu Dhabi is one of the most challenging tracks because the warm temperatures and famous winds can change direction abruptly during the course of the day.
Spectators will also have the opportunity to meet the pilots and see their planes up close and personal during the Public Pit Lane Walk on Qualifying Day.
“We hope fans will take advantage of the chance to meet the pilots and see their incredible planes up close,” Loidl said.
Qualifying takes place on 26 March followed by Race Day on Saturday 27 March.
In 2009, more than 3.5 million spectators followed the action at 6 races and it was watched by 270 million people on television networks around the world. Only the best is to be expected for the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Hannes Arch recovers from his devastating disqualification in Abu Dhabi and is declared the winner of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race in Perth. Paul Bonhomme falls to third place and is not pleased.
Despite hampered visibility and strong desert winds, pilots were able to give excellent performances at the 2010 Red bull Air Race, which was held in Abu Dhabi. The fiery duel between Paul Bonhomme and Hannes Arch goes up in smoke as Arch was disqualified in the Top 12 round.
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