The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation.
The Emirates hosts the opener once more
In 2019 the pilots of the Red Bull Air Race will once again will be cleared into the track to kick off the season in Abu Dhabi.
For the 12th season in a row the Corniche will set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand new World Championship. The Red Bull Air Race will begin in style, offering fans the perfect racing destination with plenty to see, do and experience away from the racetrack.
The race will take place over the Arabian Gulf's stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater. With unrivalled views of the race and the UAE capital's impressive skyline, the arena will be an entertainment focal point for all the family
The Air Race will soar above the Kazanka river
The World Championship returns to Russia for a third time
The Red Bull Air Race will make its hat-trick of visits to Russia in 2019 when it returns to Kazan on the 15-16 June, in what promises to be a heart-pumping race.
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia and home to more than a million people. The city lies at the meeting point of the River Volga and Kazanka River, which is overlooked by the Kazan Kremlin – a World Heritage Site.
The two previous races in Kazan have had fans on the edge of their seats. With more than 60 pylon hits happening in 2017 and a finish so close in 2018 that the top three were split by just 0.181s. What will 2019 bring? We'll find out on 15-16 June.
Making its debut on the 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Championship calendar is the picture-postcard location of Lake Balaton in Hungary. The race is moving from the traditional home above the Danube to the shores the resort city of Zamárdi, on Lake Balaton.
Zamárdi, a popular destination for holiday-makers from across Europe and beyond, is known for its stunning scenery, expansive beaches, and the surrounding wine-growing region. It also boasts a racing heritage with sailing and other watersports.
As an update to the Budapest race location, the Lake Balaton battle is set to take place on the original 13-14 July date.
The drivers of the Red Bull Air Race will stay in Europe for the fourth race of the 2019 season.
The drivers will be fully fit and ready to race for this epic encounter.
A fifth visit to the Makuhari Bay
Where the fans come in their thousands
When 100,000 fans sit along the shoreline to watch their hero race in the World Championship, you know it's going to be a standout event on the calendar. For 2019 the Chiba race has moved from its traditional spring slot to a September showdown taking place on the 07-08 of the month.
The sprawling metropolis of Chiba is renowned as the birthplace of civil aviation in Japan, is famed for its warrior heritage and is the perfect city to capture the spirit of the World Championship.
Chiba has seen sell-out crowds since it first hosted the World Championship in 2015. Home-grown hero Yoshihide Muroya pulled off a stunning victory here in both 2016 and 2017 when the Japanese pilot was on a course to the World Championship title. After a disappointing race in 2018, Muroya will be firing on all cylinders to keep his home fans happy.
The sixth race in Asia is pivotal
An exotic location for a serious round
The sixth race of any Red Bull Air Race season is always pivotal, it's where the leaders want to break away and where the mid-table pilots want to make a push for the top. And for 2019 the sixth race will be in Asia, following on from the always epic Chiba race.
Not one pilot will want to take a backward step at the sixth race of the season and, make no mistake; you'll want to be there as well!
The iconic speedway is back
The Red Bull Air Race returns to the world's most famous motorsport venue
The world's most iconic and historic motorsport venue will host the Red Bull Air Race four a fourth consecutive year.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has already seen two World Champions crowned at the iconic brickyard and in 2018 Michael Goulian became the first American Air Racer to win on home soil for nine years! This year promises to offer another thrill-a-minute-ride on 19-20 October 2019.
Home to the world's biggest single-day sporting event – the historic Indianapolis 500 – and host to the likes of Formula One and NASCAR, the city is primed and ready for even more full-throttle, no-holds-barred racing.
For 2019 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the only US stop on the Red Bull Air Race calendar, so don't miss out make sure you attend the mecca of motorsport on 19-20 October.
What a final this will be
The Red Bull Air Race makes its debut in Saudi Arabia
The Red Bull Air Race will crown its champion in 2019 in a brand new race location for the series.
For the first time in the sport's history it will be visiting the largest sovereign state in the Middle East that can follow its history back to the earliest traces of human activity in the world.
On the 08-09 November 2019 Saudi Arabia will host the season finale of the Red Bull air Race World Championships. And in the winter heat, it's going to a battle between the pilots.