Yoshihide Muroya

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Yoshihide Muroya
Born (1973-01-27) 27 January 1973 (age 42)
Nationality Japan Japan
Racing career
First race 2009
Best position 6th (2009)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540
Website
yoshi-muroya.jp

Yoshihide Muroya (born 27 January 1973) is a Japanese aerobatics pilot and race pilot[1] of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. He started glider flight training in 1991 because it was an inexpensive way to fly. Yoshi went to America privately to earn his airplane license at the age of twenty.

After that, he worked long hours to earn enough money to get his training in America for a period of two months a year. At the same time, he continued glider training in Japan and learned long-distance flight techniques in Australia.

In 2009 he participated in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship as first Japanese and first Asian pilot. Special Team Mate Robert Fry joined as Team coordinator. In the final race in Barcelona, Spain he took 6th place.

Until now, he has held some 170 air-shows over 12 years without incident.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Red Bull Air Race World Championship results[edit]

Japan Yoshihide Muroya at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2009 United Arab Emirates
13th
United States
11th
Canada
14th
Hungary
12th
Portugal
10th
Spain
6th
9 0 13th
2010 United Arab Emirates
10th
Australia
9th
Brazil
12th
Canada
DNS
United States
Germany
12th
Hungary
CAN
Portugal
CAN
5 0 12th

Legend: * CAN: Cancelled * DNP: Did not take part * DNS: Did not start * DSQ: Disqualified

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