Nigel Lamb

Making his race debut in 2005, Nigel Lamb has always been keen to embrace new technology and led the way with the development of the carbon fibre MX aircraft. Nigel's determined and focused approach has ensured growing success but the steely Brit will not be satisfied until he achieves a top three finish in each race. Calculated and methodical Nigel continually tries to find ways to improve.

Born and raised on a remote farm in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), Nigel's passion for flying was kindled by his ex-RAF fighter pilot father. At age 11 Nigel first applied to join the Air Force, and persisted until he was finally accepted at 18. After six years in the military flying piston aircraft, helicopters and jets, he began a new career in the UK as an aerobatic pilot, leading display teams all over the globe including the stunning collection of warbirds known as the Breitling Fighters.

Nigel competed in the return of the Red Bull Air Race in the 2014 series, and succeeded in becoming the new World Champion. After a testing 2015 season finishing in 7th Nigel is motivated to come back stronger in the fight to reclaim the title in 2016.