Air Race 1 has announced it will launch its first China Cup at the inaugural International Championship Air Races China in November 2018.
China will get to experience the fastest international motorsport for the first time in history when the Air Race 1 headlines the action at the International Championship Air Races China in Wuhan City between 16-18 November.
Sixteen of the world’s fastest and most skilful pilots will compete at Hannan Municipal Airport in four days of exhilarating racing at over 400kph, just 10 metres above the ground. It is the only international air race which sees airplanes racing directly against each other at the same time.
Jeff Zaltman, CEO of Air Race 1, commented; “The inaugural race in Wuhan is a landmark announcement for Air Race 1 and we are very excited to be heading to China.
“Air Race 1 continues to grow from strength to strength and to be able to take the sport to new parts of the world is one of the driving forces behind the concept.
“We are particularly grateful to our partners in China for having the vision to develop aviation in China through air racing; and our thanks goes to the beautiful City of Wuhan for inviting us to compete.”
Wang Kai, CEO of First General Aviation Media and Technology, the overall event organizer, added; “Air Race 1 is the showpiece event for what will be an incredible weekend of air racing and we are honoured to be the first air show organizer in China to host an air race.
“We are very grateful for the support and expertise of the Air Race 1 team and we look forward to hosting the first International Championship Air Races China.”
The International Championship Air Races China event has been sanctioned by RARA (Reno Air Racing Association) Inc.), IF1 (International Formula 1 Air Racing Association), FARA (Formula Air Racing Association) and APAF (Association des Pilotes D’Avions de Formules).
Steve Senegal, President of IF1, added; “We are delighted to be taking formula one air racing to new territories and look forward to meeting new audiences in China.”
Air Race 1, the international level of the sport known as formula one racing, has hosted its flagship World Cup event on four continents since its inception in 2014 including countries Tunisia, Spain, USA and Thailand.
For more information go to www.airrace1.com