2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series

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2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series
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Paul Bonhomme approaches the start/finish pylons in the Perth race en route to the win.

The 2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series season was the sixth Red Bull Air Race World Series season. The 2008 champion was Hannes Arch, who won the series for the first time.

Aircraft and pilots[edit]

Pilot Aircraft No.
Austria Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
28
Hungary Peter Besenyei Zivko Edge 540
3
United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
2
United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
4
South Africa Glen Dell Zivko Edge 540
45
United States Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540
99
United Kingdom Steve Jones Zivko Edge 540
19
United States Mike Mangold Zivko Edge 540
1
Russia Sergey Rakhmanin Zivko Edge 540
18
United Kingdom Nigel Lamb MX2
9
Spain Alejandro Maclean MX2
36
France Nicolas Ivanoff Extra 300SR
27

New pilots[edit]

South African Glen Dell was the only new pilot to join the Red Bull Air Race Series for the 2008 season as Klaus Schrodt and Frank Versteegh left the series.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Location Country Date Winning Pilot Winning Aircraft
1 United Arab Emirates Mina' Zayid, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates April 10–11 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
2 United States San Diego, California United States May 3–4 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
3 United States Detroit, Michigan * United States May 31–June 1 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
Sweden Stockholm * Sweden July 5–6 cancelled
4 Netherlands Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam Netherlands July 19–20 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
5 United Kingdom River Thames, London United Kingdom August 2–3 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
6 Hungary River Danube, Budapest Hungary August 19–20 Austria Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
7 Portugal River Douro, Porto Portugal September 6–7 Austria Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
Spain Barcelona * Spain September 27–28 cancelled
8 Australia Swan River, Perth Australia November 1–2 United Kingdom Steve Jones Zivko Edge 540

* Due to strong winds, the first day of racing in Detroit was cancelled.

* Due to course complications, the race in Stockholm was cancelled.

* Due to security reasons, the race in Spain was cancelled.

Championship standings[edit]

Rank Pilot UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
USA
United States
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
Total Points
1 Austria Hannes Arch 2 4 3 2 3 1 1 DSQ 54
2 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme 1 1 2 1 7 3 10 DSQ 45
3 United States Kirby Chambliss 5 3 1 4 1 12 2 DSQ 44
4 United States Mike Mangold 3 2 4 5 6 4 3 9 44
5 United Kingdom Steve Jones 7 9 7 3 9 2 4 1 38
6 Hungary Peter Besenyei 4 8 5 6 4 5 7 7 34
7 United Kingdom Nigel Lamb 8 6 12 8 5 6 5 2 30
8 Spain Alejandro Maclean 6 7 9 10 8 7 8 4 21
9 France Nicolas Ivanoff 9 10 6 11 2 10 9 5 19
10 United States Michael Goulian 11 5 8 7 11 8 6 10 16
11 South Africa Glen Dell 12 12 11 12 10 11 12 3 7
12 Russia Sergei Rakhmanin 10 11 10 9 12 9 11 11 2
Rank Pilot UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
USA
United States
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
Total Points
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Points 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

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