Red Bull Air Race 2009 Final in Barcelona

This coming weekend, the Red Bull Air Race 2009 season finale will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is expected to be one of the most challenging races so far this year. With the track located on an open coastline, nature will play a role in the outcome. Sudden shifts in wind direction and ocean swells which could cause the Air Gates anchored to floating barges to rise and fall slightly will require the pilots to be extra vigilant in order to avoid costly time penalties.

Red Bull Air Race 2009 Barcelona Preview Video

An estimated 1 million watched the 2006 Red Bull Air Race in Barcelona, the Catalan capital widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Spectators will be able to view this year’s race from the beaches along the Front Maritim when Qualifying takes off on Saturday 3 October at 13:00 local time followed by Race Day on Sunday 4 October starting at 13:00.

Britain’s Paul Bonhomme will try to clinch his first-ever title after seeing the crown slip from his grasp at the very end of both the 2007 and 2008 seasons. But Bonhomme will be feeling intense pressure from defending champion Hannes Arch of Austria, who is just four points behind.

This event will be streamed live on Sunday, 4th October at 15.20 CET (until 17.35 CET, including prize giving ceremony).

You can watch the live stream on the official Red Bull Air Race website or just here on this blog!

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