Petr Kopfstein

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Petr Kopfstein
Petr Kopfstein
Born (1978-03-18) March 18, 1978 (age 41)
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
NationalityCzech Republic Czech
Racing career
First race2014
Best position1st in RBAR Challenger Cup, 2014
AircraftExtra 330 (2014-2015), Zivko Edge 540 (from 2016)
Website
Kopfstein.com

Petr Kopfstein (born March 18, 1978) is a Czech aerobatic pilot, representing the Czech Republic in flying aerobatics in an Unlimited category, and most recently a racer in the Master Class category of the Red Bull Air Race. He is the first winner of the Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup. After his victory of the whole Challenger Cup in 2014, there were rumors about him moving to Masters; it became a reality for the 2016 season. Peter Besenyei and Paul Bonhomme departed from the series.[citation needed]

In 2014, Petr Kopfstein won the Czech National Championship in the Unlimited category, beating his mate and aerobatic colleague Martin Šonka. He flew an Extra 300SC.

In 2015, Petr Kopfstein participated again in the Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup, taking 4th place at the end of the series. All in all, he grabbed 28 points in total, for a three-way tie for 1st place in the point-based ranking.

On 19 January 2016, it was confirmed by the RBAR Management that Petr will move to the main "Masters" category for the 2016 season, together with Peter Podlunsek of Slovenia.

Successes[edit]

Red Bull Air Race

Czech Republic Petr Kopfstein
at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Wins Rank
Challenger Cup
2014 United Arab Emirates
4th
Croatia
DNP
Malaysia
2nd
Poland
4th
United Kingdom
DNP
United States
DNP
United States
2nd
Austria
1st
20 0 1st
2015 United Arab Emirates
2nd
Japan
1st
Croatia
DNP
Hungary
4th
United Kingdom
1st
Austria
2nd
United States
SCO
United States
4th
28 0 4th
Master Class
2016 United Arab Emirates
13th
Austria
11th
Japan
9th
Hungary
11th
United Kingdom
14th
Germany
11th
United States
9th
United States
CAN
4 0 14th
2017 United Arab Emirates
12th
United States
6th
Japan
2nd
Hungary
5th
Russia
4th
Portugal
7th
Germany
8th
United States
5th
43 0 5th
2018 United Arab Emirates
9th
France
9th
Japan
9th
Hungary
9th
Russia
9th
Austria
5th
United States
13th
United States
12th
16 0 13th
2019 United Arab Emirates
10th
4 0 10th

Legend: * CAN: Cancelled * DNP: Did not take part * DNS: Did not start * DSQ: Disqualified * SCO: Safety Climb-Out

Flying Aerobatics

  • 2015 - 4th place Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup, 13th place WAC Châteauroux France, 2nd place Czech National Championships in Unlimited Aerobatics, 1st place in the international competition "Karlovarský pohár" in Unlimited
  • 2014 - 1st place Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup, 1st place Czech National Championships in Unlimited Aerobatics, 16th place EAC Hungary
  • 2013 - 14th place WAC Texas, USA, 2nd place Czech National Championships in Unlimited Aerobatics
  • 2012 - 1st place in the international competition "Karlovarský pohár" in Advanced, 5th place in one-day aerobatic race Aerobatic Freestyle Challenge, Prague

Gyarary[edit]

N513AG (2017 Red Bull Air Race of Chiba)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Kopfstein and Podlunšek join 2016 Master Class". Red Bull Air Race. 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • "Kopfstein míří se Slovincem Podlunšekem do Master Class Red Bull Air Race". Aeroweb.cz. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • "Změna pravidel stála pilota Kopfsteina obhajobu v Air Race". Sport.idnes.cz. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  • "Šonka už nebude v Air Race jediný Čech. Do série přichází i Kopfstein". Sport.idnes.cz. Retrieved 2017-02-26.