The Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s high-speed aircraft and master pilots will visit Japan and Russia for the first time, and return to Hungary, which hosted races between 2003 and 2009.

Tickets are on sale now for the championship’s eight season, which launches on February 13/14 with the traditional opener in Abu Dhabi. It will include the first races in Japan, with a stop in Chiba on May 16/17. The championship then moves to another new country – Russia – with a stop-over in the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi on May 30/31. Budapest, Hungary – which hosted seven races between 2003 and 2009 – will be back on the calendar with a stop on July 4/5.

The second half of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season starts on August 15/16 in Ascot, Great Britain, before it makes a triumphant return to Spielberg, Austria on September 5/6. The 2015 season concludes with two stops in the United States – a return to Fort Worth in Texas on September 26/27 and then the season finale on October 17/18 in Las Vegas.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship sees the world’s best pilots put to the test in a pure motorsport competition, combining speed, precision and skill. The pilots use the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes to navigate a predefined, low-level aerial racetrack of air-filled pylons (Air Gates) with the aim of finishing in the fastest time possible, incurring as few penalties as possible.

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Race calendar:

Abu Dhabi, UAE (13/14 February)

Chiba, Japan (16/17 May)

Sochi, Russia* (30 /31 May)

Budapest, Hungary (4/5 July)

Ascot, Great Britain (15/16 August)

Spielberg, Austria (5/6 September)

Fort Worth, Texas, United States (26/27 September)

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (17/18 October)

*to be confirmed

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