Attention, fans of extreme sports and exciting entertainment! If you do not want to miss one of the greatest events on the planet, come to Barcelona and enjoy the fantastic Red Bull Air Race World Series 2009 the Formula 1 of the air!
On 3rd and 4th October the Catalan capital will host once again the World Cup Competition of the Red Bull Air Race. This is an unprecedented event in the field of the aerobatic aircraft sport that combines speed with acrobatics with sports planes.
This is not an event for the faint hearted, as these winged meteors can exceed 400 km / h. After various tests in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), San Diego (USA), Ontario (Canada), Porto (Portugal) and Budapest (Hungary), Barcelona will be the final leg of the championship that has seen some spectacular competition. In May 2006 this competition attracted over 1,300,000 visitors to Barcelona, where the beaches were filled with people who wanted to see the antics and acrobatics of these planes.
The Red Bull Air Racing was founded in 2003 as a new discipline of aeronautical sports. Unlike the famous Reno Air Race, that hosts a speed competition of World War II airplanes, this new event requires more precision, skill and acrobatics. The competition consists of a route that the pilots have to complete with their aerobatic aircraft such as the Extra 300, MXS or Zivko Edge 540. Thus, they must pass through a series of inflatable pylons, known as gates, two of which are placed on the sea. If the pilot goes through a gate too low or high, he will be penalized. The pilot who completes the route in the less time and with less penalties, will win the desired award.
This year you will enjoy a stunning race between the British pilot Paul Bonhomme, who has won 55 points, and the Austrian Hannes Arch, who now has 51 points. The championship battle is still undecided. You will witness a clash that will give you goose bumps. In addition, you will enjoy a fantastic atmosphere, where thousands of fans will be cheering on their favorite pilots. Do you dare?
The Red Bull Air Race World Series is the perfect opportunity to combine an incredible event with an unforgettable holiday in one of the most charming cities in Europe. Rent the best apartments in Barcelona and enjoy comfortable and cheap accommodation.