Team Falken’s Yoshihide Muroya claimed his first victory of the season at the second race of this year’s Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2017, which was held on April 15-16 in San Diego, California. Falken is a proud sponsor of Muroya, who holds the distinction of being the only race pilot from Asia competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Muroya, whose plane is decorated in the icon Falken teal-blue colours, demonstrated outstanding aerial speed and precision in qualifying and final rounds to claim first place. He will be competing in Chiba for the next race, where he won his first victory last year.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370km/h while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-metre-high, air-filled pylons.
Chiba, Japan: June 3 (Sat) / 4 (Sun)
Budapest, Hungary: July 1 (Sat) / 2 (Sun)
Kazan, Russia: July 22 (Sat) / 23 (Sun)
Porto, Portugal: September 2 (Sat) / 3 (Sun)
Lausitz, Germany: September 16 (Sat) / 17 (Sun)
Indianapolis, USA: October 14 (Sat) / 15 (Sun)