2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship

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2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
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The 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship was the thirteenth Red Bull Air Race World Championship series.

Matt Hall at the 2018 Red Bull Air Race of Chiba.
2018 Red Bull Air Race of Budapest.

Aircraft and pilots[edit]

Master Class[edit]

No. Pilot Aircraft Rounds
5 Chile Cristian Bolton Zivko Edge 540 V2 All
11 France Mikaël Brageot MX Aircraft MXS All
10 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
21 Germany Matthias Dolderer Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
99 United States Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540 V2 All
95 Australia Matt Hall Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
27 France Nicolas Ivanoff Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
18 Czech Republic Petr Kopfstein Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
12 France François Le Vot Zivko Edge 540 V2 All
84 Canada Pete McLeod Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
31 Japan Yoshihide Muroya Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
24 United Kingdom Ben Murphy Zivko Edge 540 V2 All
8 Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 V3 All
26 Spain Juan Velarde Zivko Edge 540 V2 All
Pilot changes
  • Peter Podlunšek retired the master class pilot of Red Bull Air Race following the final round of the 2017 season.
  • 2017 Challenger Class pilot of Red Bull Air Race Ben Murphy made his debut in the Master Class.[1]

Challenger Class[edit]

No. Pilot Rounds
33 France Mélanie Astles 2–4, 6
62 Germany Florian Bergér 1, 3, 7–8
7 Hong Kong Kenny Chiang 3–8
48 United States Kevin Coleman 1, 4–5, 7–8
32 Italy Dario Costa 1–2, 4, 6–7
6 Poland Luke Czepiela 1, 3–4, 6, 8
77 South Africa Patrick Davidson 1–2, 4–5, 7
78 Hungary Daniel Genevey 1–3, 5, 7
17 Sweden Daniel Ryfa 1–2, 5–6, 8
15 France Baptiste Vignes 2–3, 5–8
Pilot changes

Race calendar and results[edit]

The eight-event calendar for the 2018 season was announced on 8 November 2017.[4] Chiba of rounds 3 were announced on 6 March 2018.[5] On 24 July 2018, the season finale was announced to be held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.[6]

Round Country Location Date Fastest Qualifying Winning Pilot Winning Aircraft Winning Challenger
1  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 2–3 February Germany Matthias Dolderer United States Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540 V2 Germany Florian Bergér
2  France Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 21–22 April United States Michael Goulian Australia Matt Hall Zivko Edge 540 V3 Sweden Daniel Ryfa
3  Japan Makuhari, Chiba 26–27 May United States Michael Goulian Australia Matt Hall Zivko Edge 540 V3 Not held
4  Hungary Budapest, Central Hungary 23–24 June Czech Republic Martin Šonka Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 V3 Poland Luke Czepiela
5  Russia Kazan, Tatarstan 25–26 August Germany Matthias Dolderer Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 V3 United States Kevin Coleman
6  Austria Wiener Neustadt, Austria 15–16 September Japan Yoshihide Muroya Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 V3 R1: Hong Kong Kenny Chiang
R2: Hong Kong Kenny Chiang
7  United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana 6–7 October Czech Republic Martin Šonka United States Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540 V2 Germany Florian Bergér
8  United States Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth 17–18 November Germany Matthias Dolderer Czech Republic Martin Šonka Zivko Edge 540 V3 Poland Luke Czepiela

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
CAN
France
CHI
Japan
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
WIN
Austria
IND
United States
FTW
United States
Points
1 Czech Republic Martin Šonka 4 8 3 1 1 1 10 1 80
2 Australia Matt Hall 5 1 1 3 7 3 6 2 75
3 United States Michael Goulian 1 3 2 4 2 12 1 8 73
4 France Mikaël Brageot 8 5 5 2 12 4 9 6 41
5 Japan Yoshihide Muroya 2 4 14 11 8 2 12 5 40
6 United States Kirby Chambliss 3 12 13 10 3 8 8 3 34
7 United Kingdom Ben Murphy 6 10 11 8 5 13 4 4 29
8 Canada Pete McLeod 14 7 4 12 11 7 2 11 27
9 Spain Juan Velarde 11 6 7 13 4 11 7 7 24
10 France Nicolas Ivanoff 10 14 12 7 10 6 3 9 22
11 France François Le Vot 7 11 6 5 6 10 14 10 22
12 Germany Matthias Dolderer 13 2 8 DNS 13 9 11 13 17
13 Czech Republic Petr Kopfstein 9 9 9 9 9 5 13 12 16
14 Chile Cristian Bolton 12 13 10 6 14 14 5 14 12
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
CAN
France
CHI
Japan
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
WIN
Austria
IND
United States
FTW
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
CAN
France
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
WIN
Austria
WIN
Austria
IND
United States
FTW
United States
Drop Points
1 Poland Luke Czepiela 2 1 6 2 1 36
2 Germany Florian Bergér 1 2 1 2 36
3 United States Kevin Coleman 3 1 6 2 3 30
4 France Baptiste Vignes 2 5 3 3 4 4 2 28
5 Hong Kong Kenny Chiang 6 3 1 1 7 6 26
6 Sweden Daniel Ryfa 5 1 2 6 5 22
7 South Africa Patrick Davidson 6 5 2 4 3 20
8 France Mélanie Astles 4 4 4 4 16
9 Italy Dario Costa 4 3 5 5 5 2 14
10 Hungary Daniel Genevey 7 6 3 5 6 8
Pos. Pilot ABU
United Arab Emirates
CAN
France
BUD
Hungary
KAZ
Russia
WIN
Austria
WIN
Austria
IND
United States
FTW
United States
Drop Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britain is back in the Master Class". 2017-11-15. Archived from the original on 2017-12-09. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  2. ^ "Edges for Challengers and G-limit changes in 2018". 2017-12-05. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  3. ^ "Italy and South Africa join Challenger Cup for 2018". 2017-11-22. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  4. ^ "2018 Red Bull Air Race calendar launched". RedBullAirRace.com. 8 November 2017. Archived from the original on 24 July 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  5. ^ "CHIBA ON THE CALENDAR FOR 2018". RedBullAirRace.com. 6 March 2018. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ "It's Texas! Season Finale Announced". RedBullAirRace.com. 24 July 2018. Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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