2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series season

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2006 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
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The 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series season was the fourth Red Bull Air Race World Series season. It began on March 18, 2006 and ended on November 19.

In the 2006 season the air race venues Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Zeltweg in Austria, and Rock of Cashel in Ireland gave place to other locations, and the number of legs increased from 7 to 9. The new places were Barcelona in Spain, Berlin in Germany, Saint Petersburg in Russia, Istanbul in Turkey and Perth in Australia. Actually, 8 air races were held after the cancellation of the 4th leg in Saint Petersburg. The race in Longleat, United Kingdom was also cancelled due to high winds, however, Friday’s qualifying results were used as the official race results.

Michael Goulian from the USA, who had paused in 2005, participated at the 2006 competitions again as the 11th pilot. The American pilot Kirby Chambliss, who flew 4 wins, became champion with a total of 38 points followed by Hungarian Peter Besenyei (35 points). Titleholder Mike Mangold from the United States, ranked 3rd with 30 points.

Race calendar[edit]

2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series
Race Calendar
Leg Date Place Country
1 March 18 Port of Mina' Zayid, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
2 May 6 Beaches of Bogatell and Nova Icària,
Barcelona
Spain Spain
3 May 27 Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin Germany Germany
4 June 17 River Neva, Saint Petersburg Russia Russia
5 July 29 Golden Horn, Istanbul Turkey Turkey
6 August 20 River Danube, Budapest Hungary Hungary
7 September 2 Longleat, Wiltshire United Kingdom United Kingdom
8 October 7 Marina Green and Aquatic Park,
San Francisco, California
United States United States
9 November 19 Swan River, Perth Australia Australia

Standings and results[edit]

2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series
Standings and Results
Rank Pilot UAE United Arab Emirates ESP Spain GER Germany RUS Russia TUR Turkey HUN Hungary GBR United Kingdom USA United States AUS Australia Total Points
1 USA Kirby Chambliss 1 3 1 CAN 1 5 3 1 3 38
2 Hungary Peter Besenyei 3 1 2 CAN 3 DQ 2 2 1 35
3 USA Mike Mangold 2 2 3 CAN 4 3 4 4 4 30
4 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme 7 8 6 CAN 2 2 1 3 2 26
5 USA Michael Goulian 6 9 5 CAN DNS 4 5 5 6 11
6 United Kingdom Steve Jones 8 10 7 CAN 8 1 DQ DQ 5 8
7 Germany Klaus Schrodt DQ 4 4 CAN 9 7 8 6 10 7
7= France Nicolas Ivanoff 5 5 9 CAN 5 6 9 9 9 7
9 Spain Alejandro Maclean 4 7 DNS CAN 7 8 7 DQ 7 3
9= United Kingdom Nigel Lamb 9 6 8 CAN 6 DQ 6 8 8 3
11 The Netherlands Frank Versteegh 10 11 10 CAN 10 DQ 10 DQ 11 0

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • DNS: Did not show

Aircraft[edit]

2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series
Aircraft
Aircraft Constructor Pilot
Extra 300L Germany Extra Flugzeugbau The Netherlands Frank Versteegh
Extra 300S Germany Extra Flugzeugbau Hungary Peter Besenyei
United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme
France Nicolas Ivanoff
United Kingdom Nigel Lamb
Germany Klaus Schrodt
MX2 United States MXR Technologies United States Michael Goulian (Race Abu Dhabi only)
United Kingdom Nigel Lamb (Race San Francisco only)
The Netherlands Frank Versteegh (Race San Francisco only)
Velox Revolution 1 United States Velox Aviation Hungary Peter Besenyei (Training Abu Dhabi only)
Zivko Edge 540 United States Zivko Aeronautics Hungary Peter Besenyei
United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme
USA Kirby Chambliss
United Kingdom Steve Jones
Spain Alejandro Maclean
USA Mike Mangold

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