The Ascot Race was an amazing venue for the Red Bull Air Race! This was the first race this year in a stadium setting and the reaction was super positive. Held at the Ascot Racetrack, famous for horse racing with a three hundred year history.
Kirby was disappointed with the results, but says he’s looking ahead to the Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The morning threatened rain, but the weather cleared in time for the Race! The fans filled the stands at the famous track with anticipation!
Kirby was in the second heat going head to head with Hannes. The former champion, had a clean run, no penalties with a time of 1:15.26. Hannes ran a 1:12.98, putting Kirby in the tenth position out of twelve pilots. Kirby and the Team were extremely disappointed!
Paul Bonhomme took first place with 1:11.57 and Nigel Lamb following close behind at 1:11.75! It was a thrilling venue and an excellent race for the UK! Congratulations to Paul for a tremendous win in his home country!
We will see you in Dallas/Fort Worth! Stay tuned!
Crowds rolled into Ascot to see Qualifying and they weren’t disappointed! Ascot was sold out!
Kirby came in with a time that put him in 8th place for the second heat tomorrow against Hannes. Still trying to find the best line today, Kirby says, “It’s really a close race, so if we can find some way to go a little bit faster, be a little bit tighter then we’ll do it!” Stay tuned as we head into Race Day! Smoke on!
The Team’s arrival in London was followed by rain and plenty of it! That would explain why it is so green and lush! We arrived on Tuesday, using Wednesday and Thursday to get over the massive jet lag, made some adjustments to 14KN, do some interviews and media flights! As always, many meetings and briefings that make this event possible and to be carried to millions globally.
Wednesday and Thursday were spent at the High Wycombe Airport, moving to the track today with one practice run. This iconic track has a very long history of racing, only this weekend it will be a different kind of horsepower! Kirby commented, “This is an incredible venue, gorgeous and green with trees everywhere! This is my kind of flying, so much fun!”
Kirby and the Team are looking to improve upon his ranking in Poland with nice clean runs and a great line! Qualifying tomorrow! Stay tuned!
Photo by Joerg Mitter
Kirby’s making his way through the race course in Gdynia, Poland!