Salzburg, Austria – May 27, 2015 – The Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship is off to a successful start! In 2015, it is possible for the first time to participate virtually in the real Air Race World Championship through the free smartphone racing game Red Bull Air Race – The Game, which is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets.
The winner of the first stage, Xandr A. J. from Russia, will fly to the Red Bull Air Race World Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada – all inclusive! Now it’s on to the next round, as there are still 5 more spots in the airplane to Las Vegas. The virtual qualifying round for the next race in Rovinj, Croatia on May 30th and 31st starts today May 27 th , 2015. It was a thrilling battle on May 18th, 2015 that was finally won by Xandr A. J. from Russia. The passionate gamer was able to defeat his competitors with a record time of 55.816 seconds, locking in a position as the first participant for the grand finale in Las Vegas on October 17th and 18th , 2015.
Those who would like to earn a spot in the finale and a trip to Vegas can download the racing game for free on the App Store and Google Play any time in order to participate in the qualifications for the next race. Along with the season final of the real world championship, which all 6 participants will get to see live, the winner of the Virtual World Championship will receive the official trophy, enjoy a meet & greet with the real world champion, and take a tandem flight in an original Red Bull Air Race aircraft!
In addition to the new qualifying round, Red Bull Air Race – The Game is also getting an update. The official race location Budapest is now available with new courses, which means that all official courses from the 2015 season are now integrated into the game. On July 4th and 5th, 2015, the fourth race in battle for the title in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be held in the Hungarian capital and the third finale participant in the Virtual World Championship will be named in the game on the course in front of the unique historic backdrop.
A reward system for especially active players will also be introduced as part of the update. For every daily login, players will receive in-game currency, which can be invested in new aircraft or upgrades. In addition, the difficulty of the campaign and the rewards for races won has been adjusted.
All the dates for the Red Bull Air Race – The Game 2015 Virtual World Championship – the virtual qualifying for each race starts 2 weeks before the real event:
- Chiba, Japan – May 16th + 17th , 2015
- Rovinj, Croatia – May 30th + 31st , 2015
- Budapest, Hungary – July 04th + 05th , 2015
- Ascot, United Kingdom – August 15th + 16th , 2015
- Spielberg, Austria – September 05th + 06th , 2015
- Fort Worth, Texas – September 26th + 27th , 2015
- Grand Finale: Las Vegas, Nevada – October 17th + 18th , 2015
Take a look at the Red Bull Air Race teaser trailer:
Red Bull Air Race – The Game is available for free download with in-app purchases on the App Store and on Google Play in German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Russian.
Source: Press Release