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Red Bull Air Race: Hundreds Of Thousands Line Danube Embankments To Wittness Spectacular Aerobatics Event

Ferenc Sullivan 2015.07.06.

Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Budapest race of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships series, held in the Hungarian capital on Saturday and Sunday. The embankments of the River Danube were lined with hundreds of thousands of spectators to wittness the spectacular event, which saw Hungary’s 2003 World Champion Péter Besenyei finishing in sixth place, being defeated by Canadian pilot Pete McLeod among the best eight. The Hungarian, however, managed to score his best time this season.

The race track was marked by inflatable gates on the River Danube between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge, in front of the parliament building. A total of 14 pilots competed in the  race and the runner-up was Britain’s Paul Bonhomme, followed by Martin Sonka from the Czech Republic. The Red Bull Air Race series will continue in Ascot in England on August 16.

The Red Bull Air Race World Cup is an international aerobatics championships series held annually since 2003, which sees the world’s best stunt pilots competing to fly through an obstacle course in the shortest possible time.

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