FAI in discussion with Adventure Air Race for new air race series
FAI is in discussion with Hong Kong-based Adventure Air Race Co. Ltd. (WCAR), regarding the development of an air race series to replace the discontinued Red Bull Air Race (RBAR) championship. Adventure Air Race has the endorsement of Red Bull for this project, which will be called the World Championship Air Race.
Adventure Air Race reached out to the FAI to discuss the provision of safety officers and other technical support for the WCAR. This support is being coordinated through and with the assistance of the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA). The RBAR was recognised as an FAI World Championship and it is proposed that the WCAR have the same recognition. In addition, the format of the WCAR race will closely follow that of RBAR events – an out-and-return course through gates – and WCAR hopes to protect this format of racing for their exclusive use.
Negotiations between FAI and WCAR are continuing, with the goal of a formal contract, which is expected to be completed before year’s end.