After an action packed return to the world’s fastest motorsport series in Abu Dhabi, all eyes now fall to Rovinj, Croatia to provide aviation fans with their next high speed, low altitude fix. The touchdown in Croatia is a Red Bull Air Race World Championship first, and marks the inaugural European stop of the 2014 season.
Austrian and German Red Bull Air Race fans are expected to flock to the Rovinj race to back local heroes Matthias Dolderer and 2008 World Champion Hannes Arch. As a former Flying Bulls pilot, Dolderer’s links to the European aviation community date back to before his Red Bull Air Race career, and much of his skill as a pilot is thanks to his time spent at Hangar 8.
Sigi Angerer, legendary pilot and father of The Flying Bulls, said: “We’re really proud to support this new chapter in aviation history, and are excited to see the action of the Red Bull Air Race unfold. We wish all the pilots the best of luck in Rovinj.”
Rovinj is not only set to draw a multitude of Croatian supporters but will also entice fans from the surrounding region, a hotbed for motorsports and aviation enthusiasts.
Despite its relative infancy as a motorsport series, a number of Red Bull Air Race World Championships have previously taken place in Austria, Turkey and Hungary, as well as Lausitz in Germany, which marked the sensational 2010 season finale. The Rovinj race is set to satisfy sports fans’ hunger for high-octane action and sublime aviation skills, and will herald a new era of motorsports action for the Balkans.
The Rovinj stop takes place on 12 and 13 April. Tickets for the race are currently available via www.redbullairrace.com.