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Red Bull Air Race to whiz over the Danube once again

In Hungary

móni lázár

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is set to occur in Budapest for the ninth time on Saturday and Sunday, when 14 participants will compete in piloting tiny racing planes beneath Budapest’s Chain Bridge, in front of the landmark Parliament Building.

Péter Besenyeiʼs plane in the hangar last year. (Photo: LaMography: Moni Lazar)

Pilots from countries including Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, and the United States will fly two to three meters above the Danube as they vie for this year’s title, the press release said. 

Hungary’s Péter Besenyei, who is often called the Godfather of the sport, won the first Red Bull Air Race and first season title in 2003, and he was a significant force in the development of the sport prior to his retirement last year, the press release continued.

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