RBAR-logoWith less than a month until the first Red Bull Air Race, the “world’s fastest motorsport” is already going above and beyond by adding new dates and a new destination to the race calendar for 2014. Rovinj, Croatia will join Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Gdynia, Ascot, Dallas, Las Vegas and Kunshan as host to the airplane racing competition this year, claiming the weekend of April 12-13. This means there will be a total of eight Air Race weekends in 2014, and Rovinj has the honor of being the second city (after Abu Dhabi Feb. 28 – March 1) to kick off events.

Rovinj is a spectacular choice for such an event as this, since the seaside Adriatic town is all medieval charm and sparkling blue waters. The official race description of the course is pretty exciting on its own: “The challenging race track in Rovinj will be set up along the north beach close to the old town and will feature tight turns with plenty of high Gs expected. The Adriatic Coast is subject to the Bura wind, a gusty and tempestuous phenomenon that has the potential to wreak havoc.”

“It is a great honour and pleasure that the Red Bull Air Race is coming to Rovinj providing us with the opportunity to show the whole world how beautiful and unique our town is. Without a doubt, I am sure that the town of Rovinj in partnership with Adris Group will provide a perfect setup for the World Championship, and deliver a world-class experience for everyone attending this exciting motorsport event”, says the mayor of Rovinj Giovanni Sponza.

The challenging race track in Rovinj will be set up along the north beach close to the old town and will provide the thousands of fans expected to watch a most spectacular backdrop for the second stop of the 2014 season. “The track is going to be tight with high G turns and the big challenge could be the Bura winds,” said Pla, referring to the gusty winds from the north that can wreak havoc throughout the Adriatic east coast and entire region. “If the winds show up, the race conditions will become marginal,” Pla added. It will be the first race staged on the Mediterranean Sea since the final race of the 2009 season in Barcelona.The Rovinj location guarantees only the best views for spectators. The fully ticketed event is a once in a lifetime experience, available for any budget with ticket prices starting from just 13 Euros.

 

The 2014 Race Calendar 
1. Abu Dhabi, UAE Feb. 28 – March 1
2. Rovinj, Croatia April 12 – 13
3. Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, MAS May 17 – 18 
4. Gdynia, POL July 26 – 27
5. Ascot, GBR August 16 -17 
6. Dallas /Fort Worth, USA September 6 – 7 (Texas Motor Speedway)
7. Las Vegas, USA October 11 – 12 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway) 
8. Kunshan, CHN November 1 – 2

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