Salzburg, Austria – August 27th, 2015 – The inaugural Red Bull Air Race Virtual World Championship has entered the fifth of six rounds. 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. So far, four tickets have been awarded, and an all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas awaits the winners of the last two stops on the tour! The qualifying round for the fifth race on the Formula 1 racetrack in Spielberg, Austria has now started.
The first qualifying round of the virtual world championship in Chiba, Japan and the first ticket to Las Vegas was won in mid-May by Xandr A.J. from Russia, with the sensational time of 55.816 seconds. In the second race in Rovinj, Croatia at the end of May was won by an Austrian: Daniel H. brought home a ticket to the finale with the fastest time of 46.151 seconds. In the next race in Budapest, Hungary, another Austrian, Werner P. with a time of 57.2332 seconds, was the fastest. In the fourth qualifying round in Ascot, United Kingdom, Klezsó from Hungary flew away with the victory with a time of 75.568 seconds, winning 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 two tickets for the coveted trip to the gambling capital are 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 at the Red Bull Ring.
All six winners of the qualifying rounds will experience the real world championship live, but only one can win the grand finale. The winner is crowned Virtual World Champion and will receive an official trophy, a meet & greet with the real world champion, and 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:
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: Klezsó from Hungary
Spielberg, Austria – September 05th + 06th, 2015 – Qualifying has started!
Fort Worth, Texas – September 26th + 27th, 2015
Grand Finale: Las Vegas, Nevada – October 17th + 18th, 2015
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