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Abu Dhabi | 12 March 2016

Nicolas Ivanoff Wins Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi

Red Bull Air Race

France’s Nicolas Ivanoff blazed through the pylons to victory in a hotly contested competition at the Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi today.

Ivanoff's time of 58.550 was barely a tenth of a second faster than Matthias Dolderer of Germany, who was in second place (58.660). 

François Le Vot of France, who is beginning only his second season and was ranked 14th in 2015, captured third place with 1:02.281. 

Catch up with the race highlights and all the news from a fantastic weekend in the United Arab Emirates.

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The FAI and Red Bull Air Race

Red Bull Air Race

The FAI is a partner with the Red Bull Air Race, especially on matter relating to safety. We talked to Red Bull Air Race General Manager Erich Wolf about the working relationship between the two organisations. 

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> Read the story

 

Meet the Pilots Melanie Astles
Red Bull Air Race

Melanie Astles is the one female pilot in the Red Bull Air Race. She joined the Challenger Cup this year after a career spanning numerous national and international FAI championships. She tells us about her long road to achieving her dream of becoming a pilot.

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Meet the Pilots Nigel Lamb
Red Bull Air Race

Nigel Lamb is one of the longest serving Red Bull Air Race pilots, and has been flying for more than 40 years. He talks about his early days learning to fly in Africa and how he made it to become a full-time aerobatic and Red Bull Air Race pilot.

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Hannes Arch My Flying Life Before Red Bull 
Red Bull Air Race

Hannes Arch is a former Red Bull Air Race World Champion. He took hang gliding aged 15 and became an expert paraglider acro pilot before turning to powered aerobatics. 

> Watch the interview

See the photos

Red Bull Air Race

FAI photographer Marcus King was at the race all weekend. Check out some of his behind the scenes photos on the FAI Flickr site.

> See them here

About the FAI
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the World Air Sports Federation, is the world governing body for air sports and for certifying world aviation and space records. The FAI was found in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
FAI activities include Balloons and Airships, Power Flying, Gliding, Helicopter flight, Parachuting, Aeromodelling, Aerobatics, Hang Gliding, Microlight and Paramotor Flying, Amateur-Built and Experimental Aircraft, Manpowered Flying, Paragliding and all other Aeronautic and Astronautic sporting activities.
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