The Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s Hungarian leg was held this weekend by Lake Balaton in Zamárdi. Australian pilot Matt Hall won the race on Sunday.
Zamárdi made its debut as host of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Championship this weekend, from July 13-14th. This year’s event was special because for the first time in the history of the Red Bull Air Race’s 13 years, it took place in a brand new location, where no part of the series had been, on the beautiful shores of Lake Balaton, instead of the Danube river in Budapest.
It seems it was the last race held in Hungary, as the company has decided after more than 90 races in 16 years of the competition series that they will not continue the Red Bull Air Race World Championship beyond the 2019 season. The Hungarian competition will be the penultimate one, with one more race in September taking place in Chiba, Japan. According to their statement, the race did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull events across the world, thus bringing an end to the series.
Results of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race in Zamárdi, Hungary: