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“14 PILOTS, 10G, NO LIMITS” summarizes the event of Red Bull Air Race 2016 very well. With a history that traces back 11 years, this adrenalin pumping, breath taking event comes back to Chiba again this year. This is the 3rd stop of a total 8-stop World Championship Tour 2016.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is a series of air races taking places in 8 different countries with a minimum number of 8 participants at each race. This year, 14 Master Class Pilots who have acquired a Master Class Super Licence issued by the Red Bull Air Race Committee are participating in the race.
Other than the Master Class, Challenger Cup is another category in this competition. Challenger Cup pilots who have Challenger Class Super License are given the opportunity to work towards acquiring Master Class Super License. Though the same racing rules apply, the track in the Challenger Cup is simplified or adapted from that of the Master Class.
Various World Championship race points are given after each race according to the placement, which is based on the time each pilot takes to complete an aerial racetrack featuring air-filled pylons as they attempt to make as few errors as possible. The pilot who has the highest race points at the end of the season will be crowned as the Red Bull Air Race Champion of that year.
What a surreal experience the audience can have as they watch the pilots flip, turn, and maneuver their planes in unbelievable ways right in front of their eyes!
Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016 Information
Date: Qualifier June 4th, Sat. / Finals June 5th, Sun.
*Event not postponed for rain, but maybe cancelled in the event of stormy weather.
*The schedule may be subject to change.
Venue: Chiba Makuhari Kaihin Seaside Park
Address: 2-116 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 261-0021
June 4th (Qualifying Day)
10:00 Doors open
10:45 Challengers – Free Practice
13:50 Masters – Free Practice
15:20 Challengers – Qualifying
16:00 Masters – Qualifying
19:00 Doors close
June 5th (Sun.) Race Day
10:00 Doors open
12:00 Challenger Cup
13:00 Masters – Round of 14
14:15 Challengers – Award Ceremony
15:00 Masters – Round 8
15:30 Masters – Final 4
15:55 Masters – Award Ceremony
18:00 Doors close
Tickets: (Tax included)
2 Day Ticket
Premium Sky Lounge 350,000 yen
Sky Lounge 250,000 yen
Club Lounge 150,000 yen
Deluxe Seat Area w/o Goods 50,000 yen
Deluxe Seat Area w/ Goods 55,000 yen
A Area w/o Goods 20,000 yen
A Area w/ Goods 25,000 yen
B Area 13,000 yen
B Area for Photographers 28,000 yen
Family Area [for 4-person group] 30,000 yen
1-Day Ticket for Qualifier (4th, Sat.)
Qualifier A Area w/o Goods 8,000 yen
Qualifier A Area w/ Goods 13,000 yen
Qualifier B Area 5,000 yen
Qualifier B Area for Photographers 15,000 yne
1-Day Tickets for Finals (5th, Sun)
Finals A Area w/o Goods 14,000 yen
Finals A Area w/ Goods 19,000 yen
Finals B Area 9,000 yen
Finals B Area for Photographers 19,000 yen
* For seating, please view Venue Map
Official Website: Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016
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