The final race of 2017 Red Bull Air Race Championship took place in Indianapolis, the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana. The city is perhaps best known for annually hosting the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. This new location prove to be another great place for photoshooting amazing photographs of this spectacular event.
Indianapolis is a major center for motorsports. Two auto racing sanctioning bodies are headquartered in the city (INDYCAR and United States Auto Club) along with more than 500 motorsports companies and racing teams, employing some 10,000 people in the region. Indianapolis is so well connected with auto racing that it has inspired the name “IndyCar,” used for both the competition and type of car used in it.
Since 1911, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) (in the enclave of Speedway, Indiana) has been the site of the Indianapolis 500, an open-wheel automobile race held each Memorial Day weekend. Considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day sporting event, hosting more than 257,000 permanent seats. This was a race for the record books. The first Japanese Red Bull Air Race winner at Indianapolis and the first Japanese World Champion in the sport’s history is Yoshihide Muroya.
It was an extremely tense affair in the Final 4 with Muroya flying first. He not only flew the perfect run, but he also beat the track record by more than a second, showing that when it comes to handling pressure, Yoshi Muroya is the king!