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End of an Era: Red Bull Air Race Wraps Up

Matt Hall stands at the top of the podium for the final RBAR World Championship.

Sixteen years after the first aerobatic pilot dropped in between the unmistakable inflatable pylons that mark the exhilarating Red Bull Air Race course, the competition is over. The final race took place this past weekend in Chiba, Japan. The last Red Bull Air Race World Champion standing atop the podium was Australian Matt Hall, who inched out the home field competitor, Yoshihide Muroya, by only one point. Muroya, however, had a very satisfying end to the season, by winning the final race in front of his countrymen. Czech pilot Martin Sonka finished in third place.

Hall had come close to the top spot on the podium before. He had finished second three times, and third once, in the cumulative World Championship. Coming into the final race of the season, Hall was, once again, the runner up. With this being his last opportunity, Hall’s desire to win was greater than ever. READ MORE (Flying)