The world's most elite master class pilots will soar to new heights above the skies of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this October in the newest addition to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship schedule. This historic announcement brings IMS' legacy as a center for aviation innovation full circle and unites two iconic sporting traditions and global brands.
The race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the seventh race of the season, in between stops at Lausitzring, Germany, and Las Vegas, Nev. It will award 12 world championship points to the winner.
Each Red Bull Air Race consists of the following flying sessions: Training, Qualifying, Round of 14, Round of 8 and Final 4. In all sessions, only one pilot races in the track at a time. Training at IMS will take place on Sept. 29-30, followed by a single day dedicated to two qualifying competitions on Oct 1. Race Day on Oct. 2 will consist of Round of 14, Round of 8 and Final 4 competitions. Competitors regularly reach speeds of nearly 230 mph.