Red Bull selects Ascot for UK leg of annual air race event

Red Bull has announced that the UK round of its Air Race World Championship event series will return to Ascot for the third consecutive year from 13-14 August.

The Red Bull event will return to Ascot in August
The Red Bull event will return to Ascot in August

The opening and qualifying day will take place on 13 August, and successful participants will compete in the finale on 14 August.

Ticketholders will have the chance to see the best pilots utilise their skills to manoeuvre their aircrafts through a low-aerial track comprising 25-metre high air-filled pylons, and they can also expect entertainment across the weekend.

The 2016 series will span seven countries and eight races. It will kick off on 11-12 March in Abu Dhabi, followed by Spielberg, Austria from 23-24 April.

Other locations the race is set to visit include Japan, Hungary and Germany, and finally America, where the event will culminate in Las Vegas on the 15-16 October.

Red Bull Racing has teamed up with Puma to create the Puma x Red Bull Racing Lifestyle collection, which was recently unveiled during a special event at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

View our gallery of last year's event here.

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