Yoshihide Muroya

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Yoshihide Muroya
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Born (1973-01-27) 27 January 1973 (age 46)
NationalityJapan Japan
Websiteyoshi-muroya.jp

Yoshihide "Yoshi" 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. Muroya went to the United States 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 the United States 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. In 2017 he became Red Bull Air Race's World Champion.

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

Racing record[edit]

Red Bull Air Race World Championship[edit]

Japan Yoshihide Muroya at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Wins Rank
2009 United Arab Emirates
13th
United States
11th
Canada
14th
Hungary
12th
Portugal
10th
Spain
6th
9 0 14h
2010 United Arab Emirates
10th
Australia
9th
Brazil
12th
Canada
DNS
United States
Germany
12th
Hungary
CAN
Portugal
CAN
5 0 12th
Series not held between 2011 and 2013
2014 United Arab Emirates
9th
Croatia
3rd
Malaysia
10th
Poland
12th
United Kingdom
6th
United States
9th
United States
9th
Austria
9th
10 0 9th
2015 United Arab Emirates
6th
Japan
8th
Croatia
10th
Hungary
9th
United Kingdom
3rd
Austria
10th
United States
3rd
United States
4th
23 0 6th
2016 United Arab Emirates
7th
Austria
14th
Japan
1st
Hungary
5th
United Kingdom
8th
Germany
14th
United States
5th
United States
CAN
31.50 1 6th
2017 United Arab Emirates
13th
United States
1st
Japan
1st
Hungary
3rd
Russia
13th
Portugal
6th
Germany
1st
United States
1st
74 4 1st
2018 United Arab Emirates
2nd
France
4th
Japan
14th
Hungary
11th
Russia
8th
Austria
2nd
United States
12th
United States
5th
40 0 5th
2019 United Arab Emirates
1st
28 1 1st

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duel continues: Arch blasts Bonhomme in Rovinj". Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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