12 Aug Red Bull Air Race: Ascot Racecourse to host world championship
Following last year’s tremendous success, Ascot will once again be hosting the fastest motor-sport series in the world, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Featuring the world’s best pilots, this sport harnesses speed, precision and skill as agile planes are manoeuvred down a low-aerial track made up of 25 metre high air-filled pylons.
Saturday 15th August is the opening and qualifying day of the Red Bull Air Race weekend. There will be a range of entertainment to enjoy, with an array of elite pilots looking to secure the Challenger’s Cup and qualify for a starting position at Sunday’s Finale.
What’s the programme?
9.15am – Calibration flight at the air track
10am – Challengers training
11am – Doors open
Midday – Pilot parade
12.30pm – FMX4ever
1.15pm – Army Air Corps Apache
1.30pm – Masters training
2.45pm – Pal Takatas Paragliding
3pm – Challengers qualifying
3.35pm – Breitling Wing Walkers
3.45pm – RAF Chinook
4pm – Masters qualifying
5.30pm – Challengers cup
5.40pm – Side act – Danny MacAskill Drop and Roll
6.10pm – Challengers winners ceremony
6.15pm – Pilot autograph session
7pm – Doors close
11am – Doors open
12.30pm – Pilot parade
1.05pm – Calibration flight at the racetrack
1.25pm – Side act – Army Air Corps Apache
2pm – Masters round of 14
3pm – RAF Chinook
3.15pm – Pal Takatas Paragliding
3.25pm – Breitling Wing Walkers
3.35pm – Dougie Lampkin Trials
3.45pm – Vicki Gomez Flatlanding
3.50pm – FMX4ever
4pm – Masters round of 8
4.30pm – Masters final 4
4.55pm – Masters winners ceremony
5pm – Pilot autograph session
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are available from the Ascot Racecourse website.
- Adults pay £30 for one day and £60 for both days; children under 10 can enter for free but children aged between 10 and 17 are £15 each.