Six Challenger Cup pilots compete at every race location. They all want to collect points in the hope to compete in the winner-takes-all final in Las Vegas. In Ascot, the fifth round of the 2015 World Championship, the following pilots will be looking to win:
New for the 2015 season, Barros is still finding his feet. Currently bottom of the leader board, the Brazilian pilot will need to give Ascot everything he's got if he's going to have any chance at the title.
Also new for 2015, Berger has put in two solid performances in so far in his debut season. He flew well in Abu Dhabi and Chiba, but missed out any points in Budapest. The Challenger 'new boy' will be looking to move up the standings in Ascot.
Bolton took his debut win Abu Dhabi and followed that up with a third place in both Chiba and Rovinj. However, he lost focus in Budapest, which cost him dearly – fifth place. Currently joint second in the standings, Bolton will need to pull out all the stops in Ascot not to fall behind...
2014 Challenger Cup winner Petr Kopfstein has come back in style for 2015, taking second place in Abu Dhabi and first place in Chiba. The Czech pilot is currently joint-second in the standings after missing out on a podium finish in Budapest by a fraction of a second. The current Champion will need to find his groove again if he's going to retain his title.
Having come sixth in Chiba and fourth in Rovinj, Podlunsek adopted a new training regime for Budapest. And it obviously paid off, as he took his first podium in the Hungarian capital. Can he keep it up for Ascot? Only time will tell.
Ryfa was ecstatic with his first career win in Rovinj and it has buoyed him after missing out on the top spot in Chiba by just half a second. After winning once again in Budapest, Ryfa took the top spot on the leader board and will be looking to retain his position by flying true in Ascot.
If you want to rub shoulders with the pilots of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship here is your chance. There are two autograph sessions being held over the race weekend at Ascot on 15-16 August.
The sessions will take place after Qualifying on Saturday (at 18:15) and after the racing is complete on the Sunday (17:00).
So if you want to get the autograph of the race winner, you need to be there on the Sunday. All 14 Master Class pilots will be working on their penmanship just for you.
You can be there in Ascot, tickets are still available, so make sure you don't miss out. The Air Race competes over two days Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August
Tickets start from £30 and upgrades and hospitality is available