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2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series season

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2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series season

2008 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
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The 2008 Red Bull Air Race World Series season was the sixth Red Bull Air Race World Series season. The 2008 champion was Hannes Arch, who won the series for the first time.

Aircraft and pilots

Pilot Aircraft No.
Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
?
Peter Besenyei Zivko Edge 540
?
Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
?
Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
?
Glen Dell Zivko Edge 540
?
Michael Goulian Zivko Edge 540
?
Steve Jones Zivko Edge 540
?
Mike Mangold Zivko Edge 540
?
Sergey Rakhmanin Zivko Edge 540
?
Nigel Lamb MX2
?
Alejandro Maclean MX2
?
Nicolas Ivanoff Extra 300SR
?

New pilots

South African Glen Dell was the only new pilot to join the Red Bull Air Race Series for the 2008 season as Klaus Schrodt and Frank Versteegh left the series.

Race calendar and results

Round Location Country Date Winning Pilot Winning Aircraft
1 United Arab Emirates Mina' Zayid, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates April 10–11 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
2 United States San Diego, California United States May 3–4 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
3 United States Detroit, Michigan * United States May 31–June 1 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
Sweden Stockholm * Sweden July 5–6 cancelled
4 Netherlands Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam Netherlands July 19–20 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540
5 United Kingdom River Thames, London United Kingdom August 2–3 United States Kirby Chambliss Zivko Edge 540
6 Hungary River Danube, Budapest Hungary August 19–20 Austria Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
7 Portugal River Douro, Porto Portugal September 6–7 Austria Hannes Arch Zivko Edge 540
Spain unknown * Spain September 27–28 cancelled
8 Australia Swan River, Perth Australia November 1–2 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme Zivko Edge 540

* Due to strong winds, the first day of racing in Detroit was cancelled.

* Due to course complications, the race in Stockholm was cancelled.

* Due to security reasons, the race in Spain was cancelled.

Championship standings

Rank Pilot UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
USA
United States
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
Total Points
1 Austria Hannes Arch 2 4 3 2 3 1 1 3 61
2 United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme 1 1 2 1 7 3 10 1 54
3 United States Kirby Chambliss 5 3 1 4 1 12 2 8 46
4 United States Mike Mangold 3 2 4 5 6 4 3 9 44
5 Hungary Peter Besenyei 4 8 5 6 4 5 7 7 34
6 United Kingdom Steve Jones 7 9 7 3 9 2 4 6 33
7 United Kingdom Nigel Lamb 8 6 12 8 5 6 5 2 30
8 Spain Alejandro Maclean 6 7 9 10 8 7 8 4 21
9 France Nicolas Ivanoff 9 10 6 11 2 10 9 5 19
10 United States Michael Goulian 11 5 8 7 11 8 6 10 16
11 Russia Sergey Rakhmanin 10 11 10 9 12 9 11 11 2
12 South Africa Glen Dell 12 12 11 12 10 11 12 12 0
Rank Pilot UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
USA
United States
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
HUN
Hungary
POR
Portugal
AUS
Australia
Total Points
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Points 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

References

External links

  • Red Bull Air Race official website
  • Unofficial Air Race website
  • Smoke-On.com A Red Bull Air Race Fan Site
  • Bleacher Report's Red Bull Air Race Page
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