The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies with an exhilarating seven city, seven-race series in 2014. The world’s best pilots will battle in the air using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes navigating 82-feet high pylons at breakneck speeds of up to 230 mph (370 km/h) while withstanding forces of up to 10G. The pilots compete for points at each Red Bull Air Race and the one who accumulates the most at the end of the season is crowned Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

This coming Red Bull Air Race is slated to be one of the most anticipated in recent times, after a three-year hiatus that will witness skilled veterans and young upstarts going head-to-head for the coveted world championship.

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For the first time ever, Malaysia will be hosting Southeast Asia’s most thrilling motor sports competition in the sky. The historic race will be held on May 17-18, 2014 (Saturday: Qualifying and the Challenger Cup, Sunday: Finals) in the majestic city of Putrajaya, where the race track for the aerial action will be happening at the heart of the city; the sprawling, scenic 600-hectare manmade Putrajaya Lake.

Here are the pilots who will be taking part in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Malaysia:

Source: www.redbullairrace.com
Source: www.redbullairrace.com

Think the pilots will be able to handle it? No, scratch that. Think you can handle it? Tickets are still available via TicketPro.

And that’s not the best part. Our team will also be on-site to report live from Putrajaya Lake this weekend! So don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

For more information, visit their official website.

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