2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

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2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
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The 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the twelfth Red Bull Air Race World Championship series.

Aircraft and pilots[edit]

Master Class[edit]

No. Pilot Aircraft Rounds
5 Chile Cristian Bolton Zivko Edge 540 All
8 Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 All
10 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540 All
11 France Mikaël Brageot MX Aircraft MXS All
12 France François Le Vot Zivko Edge 540 All
18 Czech Republic Petr Kopfstein Zivko Edge 540 All
21 Germany Matthias Dolderer Zivko Edge 540 All
26 Spain Juan Velarde Zivko Edge 540 All
27 France Nicolas Ivanoff Zivko Edge 540 All
31 Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 All
37 Slovenia Peter Podlunšek Zivko Edge 540 All
84 Canada Pete McLeod Zivko Edge 540 All
95 Australia Matt Hall Zivko Edge 540 All
99 United States Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540 All
Pilot changes

Challenger Class[edit]

No. Pilot Rounds
6 Poland Luke Czepiela 1–4, 7–8
7 China Kenny Chiang 2–6
15 France Baptiste Vignes 1–5
17 Sweden Daniel Ryfa 1, 3–5, 7–8
24 United Kingdom Ben Murphy 1, 4–8
33 France Mélanie Astles 1, 4–8
48 United States Kevin Coleman 1–3, 5–6, 8
62 Germany Florian Bergér 1–3, 6–8
78 Hungary Daniel Genevey 2–4, 6–7

Race calendar and results[edit]

On 16 December 2016, it was announced that the first round in the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi will be held on 10-11 February.[1] Other rounds were announced on 19 January 2017,[2] with the final two European rounds announced on 8 March 2017.[3] Due to organisational reasons, the Challenger round in Chiba was later rescheduled to Kazan, making it a double-header round for the class.[4]

Round Country Location Date Fastest Qualifying Winning Pilot Winning Aircraft Winning Challenger Report
1  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 11–12 February Czech Republic Martin Šonka Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 Sweden Daniel Ryfa report
2  United States San Diego, California 15–16 April Germany Matthias Dolderer Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 Germany Florian Bergér report
3  Japan Makuhari, Chiba 3–4 June Canada Pete McLeod Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 rescheduled report
4  Hungary Budapest, Central Hungary 1–2 July Canada Pete McLeod United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540 Germany Florian Bergér report
5  Russia Kazan, Tatarstan 22–23 July Canada Pete McLeod United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540 R1: Poland Luke Czepiela
R2: China Kenny Chiang
report
6  Portugal River Douro, Porto 2–3 September Canada Pete McLeod Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 United States Kevin Coleman report
7  Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Klettwitz 16–17 September Australia Matt Hall Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 Sweden Daniel Ryfa report
8  United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana 14–15 October Australia Matt Hall Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 France Mélanie Astles report

Championship standings[edit]

Master Class[edit]

Master Class scoring system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11–14th 
Points 15 12 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
SDG
United States
CHI
Japan
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
POR
Portugal
LAU
Germany
IND
United States
Points
1 Japan Yoshihide Muroya 13 1 1 3 13 6 1 1 74
2 Czech Republic Martin Šonka 1 5 3 4 9 1 3 4 70
3 Canada Pete McLeod 3 10 7 2 2 2 5 11 56
4 United States Kirby Chambliss 11 4 8 1 1 4 6 10 53
5 Czech Republic Petr Kopfstein 12 6 2 5 4 7 8 5 43
6 Australia Matt Hall 10 9 6 8 6 3 2 8 40
7 Germany Matthias Dolderer 4 3 4 12 10 8 12 2 39
8 Spain Juan Velarde 2 11 10 9 5 DNS 4 3 37
9 United States Michael Goulian 6 8 5 13 3 10 14 7 28
10 France Mikaël Brageot 9 13 9 6 12 5 7 6 24
11 France Nicolas Ivanoff 5 7 13 7 11 11 9 13 16
12 Slovenia Peter Podlunšek DSQ 2 12 DNS 14 9 13 14 14
13 Chile Cristian Bolton 7 14 14 11 8 12 11 9 9
14 France François Le Vot 8 12 11 10 7 13 10 12 9
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
SDG
United States
CHI
Japan
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
POR
Portugal
LAU
Germany
IND
United States
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Fastest Qualifying Pilot

Challenger Class[edit]

Challenger Class scoring system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6-8th 
Points 10 8 6 4 2 0
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
SDG
United States
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
KAZ
Russia
POR
Portugal
LAU
Germany
IND
United States
Drop Points
1 Germany Florian Bergér 2 1 1 2 2 4 8 38
2 Sweden Daniel Ryfa 1 3 2 6 1 6 34
3 Poland Luke Czepiela 6 3 2 1 3 2 34
4 United States Kevin Coleman 5 2 7 3 1 5 27
5 France Mélanie Astles 3 5 4 3 5 1 2 23
6 United Kingdom Ben Murphy 4 3 5 5 4 3 2 19
7 France Baptiste Vignes 7 5 4 6 2 14
8 China Kenny Chiang 6 5 DSQ 1 6 12
9 Hungary Daniel Genevey 4 6 4 4 6 12
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
SDG
United States
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
KAZ
Russia
POR
Portugal
LAU
Germany
IND
United States
Drop Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 season to kick off in Abu Dhabi". RedBullAirRace.com. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "2017 Red Bull Air Race calendar announced". RedBullAirRace.com. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Porto and Lausitz complete 2017 calendar". RedBullAirRace.com. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Challenger double-header in Kazan". RedBullAirRace.com. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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