Energy drink manufacturer Red Bull announced from 2020 they won’t continue their Red Bull Air Race series of aerobatics championships. They will hold this year’s planned events, but after next year the flight will end.
From Budapest Red Bull Air Race has been banished once before. They had a worldwide break after it, but they did continue the series and after some time they returned even to Budapest too. This year Budapest mayor Istvan Tarlos turned against them again. Because of this the airplane race had to be transferred to lake Balaton for this year. Now the organisers announced they end the Red Bull Air Race series completely.
“Red Bull has decided not to continue the Red Bull Air Race World Championship beyond the 2019 season. The remaining races this year are: Kazan, Russia, 15-16 June; Lake Balaton, Hungary, 13-14 July and Chiba, Japan, 7-8 September.
There have been more than 90 races since Red Bull Air Race began in 2003. These have given the world’s most exceptional pilots the opportunity to compete in high speed flying at low altitude with extreme maneuvers. The Red Bull Air Race provided sports entertainment of highest quality but did not attract the level of outside interest as many other Red Bull events across the world.
Red Bull thanks the pilots, their teams, partners, the host cities as well as the Red Bull employees for all they have done to make these enjoyable and memorable events.“