We are delighted to announce that Ascot will once again be hosting the ultimate motorsport series in the sky, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Featuring the world’s best pilots, this sport harnesses speed, precision and skill as agile planes are manoeuvred down a low-aerial track made up of 25 metre high air-filled pylons.
The opening and Qualifying day of the Red Bull Air Race weekend. There will be 24 high-speed races and a wide array of elite pilots looking to secure the Challenger’s Cup, while the Master pilots battle out the qualifying round for Sunday’s race day.
The action continues on Sunday as the climatic racing finals begin. Enjoy three rounds of racing with the field being whittled down from the Round of 14, to the Round of 8, to the Final 4.
RED BULL AIR RACE AT ASCOT
Saturday 13th August 2016
11:00 - Doors open
11:30 - Side acts at activation zone
12:00 – Pilot Parade
12:30 – Side acts at activation zone
13:00 – Side act - Breitling Wing Walkers
13:10 – Side act - Pal Takats paraglider
13:20 – Side act - Side act - Vintage helis
13:30 – Side act - Cobra
13:50 – MASTER CLASS - Free practice
15:05 – Side act - gyrocopter
15:15 – CHALLENGER CLASS - Qualifying
16:00 – MASTER CLASS - Qualifying
17:30 – CHALLENGER CUP
18:10 – CHALLENGER CLASS - Prize giving ceremony
19:00 - Doors Close
RED BULL AIR RACE AT ASCOT
Sunday 14th August 2016
10:00 - Doors Open
10:25 - Side act - gyrocopter
11:00 – Pilot Parade and Autograph Session
12:15 – Challenger pilot meet and greet
12:45 – Side act - Breitling Wing Walkers
13:00 - 1MASTER CLASS - Round of 14
14:00 – Sode act - Vintage helis
14:40 – Side act - Pal Takats paraglider
14:50 – Side act - Cobra
15:00 – MASTER CLASS - Round of 8
15:30 – MASTER CLASS - Final 4
15:55 – MASTER CLASS - Prize giving ceremony
19:00 - Doors Close
There are several options for you to choose from for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, each offering a unique way to experience the world’s fastest motorsport series
Racecourse Admission offers excellent views of the racing action from the lawns in front of the Grandstand. There is free entry for all under-10s when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are issued on the day and there is no need to pre-order.
Technical racing and a repeat champion made for an exciting weekend of racing at the Red Bull Air Race World Championships.
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Paul Bonhomme came out of the gates with an untouchable final run, claiming a second consecutive victory on home turf.
Take a look at some of the faces and veteran racers in the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Technically brilliant, resolutely strong. The pylons are the fabric of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Experience what it's like to be inside the cockpit of an Edge 540 plane.
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You’ve watched, you’ve wondered …now it’s time to have a go yourself and find out! Enjoy a great variety of active pursuits offering challenge and adventure to visitors of all ages and abilities.
Hang out on high, climb a ‘mountain’ or catch some air – experience a taste of an extreme sport in a safe and controlled environment – with the following experiences on offer:
HIGH WIRE ROPES | CLIMBING WALL AND MINI-BOULDER |BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE | TEAM EXTREME BMX, SCOOTER & SKATEBOARD COACHING
Get one step closer to the action, by taking on our High Ropes Course at the Red Bull Air Race Weekend. Tame the heights of the High Ropes and enjoy brilliant views over the beautiful Queen Anne Lawns as you negotiate your way around. Perfect for a wide range of ages, the course offers 55 metres of challenging obstacles and activities, ranging from easy to hard, to make sure ability, balance and strength is tested for all. Go solo or climb with friends as the course can hold up to 10 people at any one time, whilst giving you all space to clamber and climb. This exciting activity is the perfect way to enjoy a sense of adventure and get involved in the extreme atmosphere of the day!
From sky to land, the action at Ascot for this years Red Bull Air Race will be simply stunning. What better way to get involved than by taking one of the free coaching lessons by Team Extreme? A unique opportunity for any budding extreme sports person, the team offer samll-group lessons in BMX, Skateboarding and Scootering. Come and join in, or just watch and learn about the basic technique and skill that is required to become an extreme sports athlete.
Younger visitors will be kept well entertained with a wide range of children’s activities designed fire their imagination, let off steam and, most of all, have FUN!
SOFT PLAY AREA | FACE PAINTING |BALLOON MODEL-MAKING |PAPER PLANE & BANNER MAKING | FAIRGROUND RIDES
Dougie Lampkin is a trials bike legend. After being born into a family steeped in motorcycle history Dougie came to fame at a young age, winning 5 consecutive world indoor and 7 consecutive world outdoor trials bike championships.
Not content with dominating the world Trials Bike scene, nor receiving an MBE for his contribution to his sport, Dougie now also competes in some of the worlds toughest Enduro Events including Red Bull Hare Scramble and Red Bull Romaniacs.
Danny MacAskill is a world-renowned professional street trials rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd, born and raised in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
On April 19, 2009 the then 23-year-old released a five-and-a-half-minute street trials video on YouTube set to ‘The Funeral’ by the Band of Horses that was about to change his life. Filmed and produced by his flatmate Dave Sowerby, Inspired Bicycles got a few hundred thousand views overnight and as of today has been watched well over 28 million times – the world went crazy for Danny.
The video featured bike stunts on a never-before-performed level. Now with multiple street trials videos online including Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate, each with tens of millions of views, Danny has become a worldwide star.
Kriss Kyle is without doubt one of the most exciting riders in the world. He has been on a BMX since the age of 10, ripping round his home town of Stranraer, Scotland.
In 2008, Kriss Kyle won his first major competition at The Transgression Skatepark Jam in Dalkeith, just south of Edinburgh. Soon after, he became a resident at Dumbarton's Unit 23, one of the largest indoor skate and BMX parks in the UK. Being able to practice 24hrs a day has given him the edge ever since.
Kriss Kyle entered European competitions in 2012, making his mark competing in the prestigious Simple Session event in Estonia, as well as grinding it with many top riders at Red Bull Skylines in Paris.
Most people dance with their feet on the ground. The Breitling Wingwalkers acrobats perform their synchronized ballet in mid-air and in full flight, perched on the upper wing of a plane. A truly breathtaking sight.
The 4-time world championship winning F1 team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will be proudly displaying their car at Red Bull Air Race this year.
Take your chance to see this incredible feat of engineering in person at Red Bull Air Race
Only the world’s most elite pilots have the precision, skill and discipline needed to compete in the Red Bull Air Race, but attendees of this year’s event at Ascot will also have a unique opportunity to experience the exhilaration of flying a lap around the famous course.
It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you’ve got the need for speed, strapping on the virtual reality headset will give you a pilot’s eye view of the world’s fastest motorsport in full stereoscopic 3D.
With a vast selection of tricks and stunts, Pál Takáts is one of the world’s leading paraglider aerobatics pilots.
He frequently performs with his compatriot and justACRO Team co-founder Gabor Kezi. The gravity-defying Hungarian took up paragliding in 2003 whilst still in his teens, and entered his first acro competition two years later during the 2005 season.
The following year Pál turned pro, and ever since has been amazing audiences at events such as Red Bull Vertigo, on the shores of the majestic Lake Geneva.
Len Mount is a pioneer in building and flying scale radio control model helicopters. He’s the kind of guy who loves delving into detail, a trait that has made him highly successful. Ever since 1973, when he became actively involved in the building and flying of true-to-life model helicopters, Len has won myriad championships and titles in the US, Scotland, England, Ireland and New Zealand.
The Bell Cobra was designed for one single purpose – as a combat helicopter. This model of the Cobra, the AH1-F, was the last model of the US Army before it was phased out by the "Apache".
The Flying Bulls' Cobra was a complete wreck at the end of its service life, demilitarised and even cut in half! After several years of a highly-laborious restoration, the Cobra was approved for use again by the American aviation authority, the FAA, in 2002.
Since then, the Cobra has been impressing people at air shows and could already be seen in TV series and films.
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All car, limousine, minibus and coach parking labels should be pre-booked with your tickets. The best available car park spaces for each admission level will be sold first, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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