Lamb Looking for Lift to Title Ambitions in Budapest

Posted on: 3rd Jul 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb are looking to boost their Red Bull Air Race World Championship hopes this weekend at one of the most spectacular races of the world’s fastest motorsport series just meters above the surface of the Danube River, Budapest. Defending champion Lamb and 2015 points leader Bonhomme are aiming to take home as many as 12 points for the victory as the competition heats up in the fourth race of the eight-race season.

Lamb, who is still in the hunt to defend his title in one of the closest championship battles ever in fourth place on 12 points, is also optimistic about the race in front of the traditionally huge mid-summer crowds in Budapest, which will be hosting the Red Bull Air Race for the eighth time.


“Despite our mediocre results so far we still have a healthy chunk of points and can still win the championship so that makes us relatively relaxed,” said Lamb, who was fifth in Rovinj.  “I think it’s going to be very challenging for the pilots and good for the spectators,” Lamb comments about the race track with the pilots passing beneath the iconic Chain Bridge at the start.


After struggling at times in training and Qualifying Lamb once again put in dazzling performances on race day in Rovinj, upsetting Hall in the opening Round of 14 before improving his time even further to the best of the week in the Round of 8. But he was just beaten by the eventual winner of the race, Austria’s Hannes Arch.


“I’ve been very happy with my flying on Race Days all season,” said Lamb. “Some of my (poor) Qualifying results are easy to explain because it has to do with the changes to the aircraft handling and feel. I’m hoping to be more consistent with the new elevator from now on, and post some solid results.”