The Red Bull Air Race brings me this year to it’s Austrian roots for the sixth race of the season as it lands in the stunning town of Wiener Neustadt. Discovering new places always brings me great pleasure, as visiting new and different places always provide me with exciting new challenges and shooting opportunities!
Just as the tension begins to build and the World Championship enters the final few races of the season, the Red Bull Air Race returns to Austria – to a brand new location, Wiener Neustadt.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
Set in the Lower Austrian Alps near the capital city of Vienna, Wiener Neustadt is the perfect spot for the Red Bull Air Race to return to the country where on the 28 June, 15 years ago the series began! With the crisp mountain air making it perfect for racing, it has the potential to be the race of the season.
Chiang was third into the track after Daniel Ryfa and Baptiste Vignes, both of whom picked up penalties in their runs, meaning Chiang knew that if he flew a clean run he would at least be on the podium. His time of 1:03.396 was quickest by far, and even if the others had flown penalty free, Chiang still would have won Race 1.
Even though Ryfa and Vignes picked up penalties in their runs for incorrect level flying, they were still quick enough to claim second and third respectively. In a penalty-riddled race Kenny Chiang came out on top as the race winner and the only pilot to fly a clean run – showing that it can make all the difference.