Red Bull Air Race confirms one-year break

Posted on: 29th Jul 2010

Red Bull Air Race GmbH has confirmed that for the future success and development of the sport, the World Championship will take a one-year break in 2011.Nigel Lamb and Team Breitling are disappointed with the news. "Weve all worked very hard over the last few years to build a competitive team so the thought of slackening the pace for a year is not an attractive one. We are totally focused on being as competitive as possible for the last race of the 2010 calendar. The Lausitzring setting and track are ingredients for a great race and we aim to improve our points standing and end the season on a high.”“I am sure over the next couple of weeks we will learn the details of how Red Bull Air Race are going to revise, rebuild and re-launch. Then we can align our team and be as proactive as possible. Safety has always been a top priority for the Air Race and personally I have never felt that my safety or that of my team has been jeopardised; but any advances in this areas should be encouraged. Depending on the decisions and restructuring for 2011 we have plenty of ideas and options to develop the MX Aircraft and would relish the extra time to execute them and be extremely competitive in 2012.”We must not forget the positives:Air Racing is a truly exhilarating sport, which has had momentous success to date. With 49 races from the stunning locations of Budapest, Rio, and London to the latest triumph in New York it has entertained millions over the last 7 years and will be back in 2012 stronger and more thrilling.