Salzburg, Austria – September 16th, 2015 – The Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship, taking place for the first time ever this year, has reached the final qualifying round. Parallel to the real Air Race World Championship, the virtual world championship is being contested in the free smartphone racing game Red Bull Air Race – The Game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android smartphones and tablets. Five of the highly sought after tickets have been awarded, and the winner of the final stage will also earn an all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas! The qualifying round for the sixth and final race on the Texas Motor Speedway has now started.
The first spot in the finale was won by the Russian Alexander I. in mid-May at the launch of the virtual championship in Chiba, Japan, with a sensational time of 55.816 seconds. With a time of 46.151 seconds, the winner of the following race in Rovinj, Croatia was Daniel H. from Austria. In the third race in Budapest, Hungary, another Austrian, Werner P., became another finalist with his second place finish of 57.2332 seconds. The fourth race in Ascot, United Kingdom was won byKlezsó from Hungary (75.568 seconds) but he is unable to travel to Las Vegas. Since runner-up Alexander I. from Russia had already earned a spot in the finale, the third place finisher, El Gato from Slovakia, took home a ticket with his time of 75.5946 seconds. At the next to last qualifying round in Austria, Mickaël C. from France scored the victory on the cult course in Spielberg with a time of 55.2449 seconds, earning a ticket to the grand finale of the Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship in Las Vegas on October 17th-18th, 2015.
The last ticket and thus the last chance for a spot on the coveted trip to the gambling capital is still to be awarded. Anyone wanting to earn a spot can download the racing game any time from the App Store and Google Play, in order to participate in the current qualifying round for the next race on the virtual version of the Texas Motor Speedway.
All six winners of the qualifying rounds will experience the real world championship live, but only one can win the grand finale. The winner will be the Virtual World Champion and will receive an official trophy, have a meet & greet with the real world champion, and experience a G-flight in an original Red Bull Air Race plane!
All the dates for the Red Bull Air Race – The Game 2015 Virtual World Championship:
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 – Winner: Werner P. from Austria
Ascot, United Kingdom – August 15th + 16th, 2015 – Winner: El Gato from Slovakia
Spielberg, Austria – September 05th + 06th, 2015 – Winner: Mickaël C. from France
Fort Worth, Texas – September 26th + 27th, 2015 – Qualifying has started!
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 multiple 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.
Source: Press Release