4 tickets left for the Virtual World Championship in Las Vegas!
Salzburg, Austria – June 23nd, 2015 – The Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship, which is being held for the very first time this year, is entering the third round! The virtual championship is running in parallel to the real Air Race World Championship in the free smartphone racing game Red Bull Air Race – The Game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android smartphones and tablets. Two tickets for the all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas have already been awarded – but there are still four more stops on the racing circuit, and the winners of each of those races will also enjoy a spot on board the plane to Las Vegas! The virtual qualifying round for the next race in Budapest, Hungary on July 4th and 5th begins today June 23nd, 2015.
The first race in the virtual championship in Chiba, Japan was won in mid-May by Xandr A.J. from Russia with the sensational time of 55.816 seconds. The following race on the course in Rovinj, Croatia was won at the end of May by the Austrian Daniel H., with the top time of 46.151 seconds, earning a ticket to the grand finale of the Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship in Las Vegas on October 17th and 18th, 2015.
Those who would also like to win a spot in the finale and a trip to Vegas can download the free racing game from the App Store or Google Play in order to participate in the current qualifying round for the next race in Budapest.
Along with the season finale of the real world championship, which all six participants will get to see live, the winner of the Virtual World Championship will receive the official winner’s trophy, have a meet & greet with the real world champion, and experience a tandem flight in an original Red Bull Air Race plane!
All the dates for the Red Bull Air Race – The Game 2015 Virtual World Championship – the virtual qualifying for each race – start 2 weeks before the real event:
Chiba, Japan – May 16th + 17th, 2015 – Winner: Xandr A. J. from Russia
Rovinj, Croatia – May 30th + 31st, 2015 – Winner: Daniel H. from Austria
Budapest, Hungary – July 04th + 05th, 2015 – Qualifying has started!
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
About Red Bull Air Race – The Game:
Just like in real life, the action-packed Red Bull Air Race – The Game first offers pilots training in the “pilot camp.” The camp in Slovenia prepares players for the racing season and teaches the controls of the plane in numerous training units. The career mode, just like the real Red Bull Air Race World Championship, is all about winning the trophy on three continents. All the courses in the game reproduce the originals and are gradually unlocked. Sixteen different aircraft, each with special flight characteristics, are available for the action-packed duels just above the ground. They can be repainted and equipped with upgrades in the virtual hangar, providing even more speed and aerodynamics. In Matchup, players are challenged by the 14 Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilots.
Those who find exciting duels more fun than a pilot career can test their mettle against other players from all over the world in the global Tournament mode. If you want to prove your skill here, you will have to go through the same steps as in the real Red Bull Air Race in tough one-on-one matchups: Qualifying, Round of 14, Round of 8, and Final 4. Additional weekly regional events and, of course, the Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which qualifies the six winners of the individual events for the grand finale in Las Vegas, provide a change of pace.
No matter what mode you choose in Red Bull Air Race – The Game, only quick reactions and keen instinct will lead to victory in the fast-paced motorsports action.
- The official game of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for iOS and Android
- 2 different game modes: Career and Tournament
- 9 unique locations on 3 continents: Pilot Camp in Slovenia and racetracks in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Rovinj (Croatia), Chiba (Japan), Las Vegas (USA), Ascot (UK), Fort Worth (USA), Spielberg (Austria), and Budapest (HUN)
- More than 50 unique racetracks, including all official locations in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
- 16 different aircraft, including Extra 330LX, Extra 300SR, Edge 540, MXS-R, Edge 540 V3, and Corvus Racer, each with 5 upgrade packs and tons of different paint jobs
- 3 different tournament modes with leaderboards: Global Tournament, Regional Tournament, and 2015 Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Championship
- Over 200 races in the campaign mode
- Localized in 10 languages: German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Russian
- Regular content updates
- Matchups against all of the Red Bull Air Race pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship:
|o Hannes Arch (AUT)||o Nigel Lamb (GBR)|
|o Peter Besenyei (HUN)||o Pete McLeod (CAN)|
|o Paul Bonhomme (GBR)||o Michael Goulian (USA)|
|o Kirby Chambliss (USA)||o Martin Šonka (CZE)|
|o Matthias Dolderer (GER)||o Yoshihide Muroya (JAP)|
|o Matt Hall (AUS)||o François Le Vot (FRA)|
|o Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA)||o Juan Velarde (ESP)|
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.
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About THE RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
Created in 2003, but officially the World Championship of air racing since 2005, the Red Bull Air Race is followed by millions of fans worldwide. The fastest motorsport series in the world features 14 of the world’s best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 25 meters high. New since 2013 is the Challenger Cup, a competition that enables talented pilots to work towards acquiring entry into the Master Class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Source: Press Release