Pilot Nigel Lamb looks to create new memories with return to Lausitz

Posted on: 1st Sep 2016

The long-awaited return of the Red Bull Air Race to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz will also be the last European race of British pilot Nigel Lamb’s career. He intends to make the most of it.


After saying goodbye to his home British racing fans the only way he knows how – with spectacular flying at the Red Bull Air Race stop in Ascot, UK on 14 August – soon-to-retire pilot Nigel Lamb is preparing to make another fond farewell. This weekend’s stop at Germany’s EuroSpeedway Lausitz will be his final race in Europe before the season plays out with two showdowns in the USA.??Lamb and his Breitling Racing Team come into the last three stops of the calendar with one overriding goal: to add to his legacy as the 2014 world champion with as many additional race wins as possible before he retires at the end of the season. At the previous Lausitz race in 2010, Lamb made the Final 4, and while the configuration of the Air Gates is very different this time around, the racetrack is expected to be technical and downright difficult – just the kind of setup that plays to the strengths of an experienced competitor who has been racing since 2005.


“I loved the track, which was our first speedway venue, so it was great to fly there,” Lamb comments. “We know it’s a fantastic race venue, we can look forward to an amazing race!”


In the Red Bull Air Race, which is the official world championship of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world's top pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. It’s the ultimate motorsport series in the sky.


Feel the speed! The action kicks off at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz with Qualifying on Saturday, 3 September, followed by Race Day on Sunday, 4 September 2016.