The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will bring more than its usual high-flying action to the UAE capital this year. The highly anticipated race return will take off with a concert co-headlined by Arab superstars Nancy Ajram and Ramy Ayach, supported by Egyptian pop rockers Wust El Balad, on February 28, at the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
To mark the return of the fastest motorsports series in the world, the Abu Dhabi Corniche will come alive with the Red Bull Air Race Adrenaline Zone starting on Sunday February 23rd.
The action packed calendar for the zone will include a number of appearances by Drift King Abdo Feghali, Stunt Bike Rider Shadi Al Dhaheri, Spanish flatlands biker Viki Gomez, and Romanian trial biker Robert Kovacs.
Having been the season-opening round six times in a row between 2005 and 2010 Abu Dhabi is no stranger to the Red Bull Air Race – the UAE capital has hosted the largest number of races after Budapest, Hungary, since the World Championship’s 2003 inception.
The concert announcement coincides with the start of ticket sales, available through redbullairrace.com, or in person at Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Tickets will also be sold on the Abu Dhabi Corniche at ticket booths that open on February 23.
In a message to her fans in the UAE Nancy said:
The concert will be a night to remember on the Abu Dhabi Corncihe. I am thrilled to be performing in the UAE capital again, especially in the context of such an adrenaline packed event as the Red Bull Air Race.
While all Red Bull Air Race ticketholders will automatically get access to the concert non-ticketholders will be able to buy concert tickets separately.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, presented in the UAE capital in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill.
Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 25 metres high at speeds of up to 370 kmh. The competition is expected to be even more intense in 2014 as all 12 pilots will be using a standardized engine and propeller, intensifying the focus on pilot skill and precision flying through the high-G turns in the challenging race courses.
A thrill seeker himself, Ayach did not hide his excitement and said:
It’s wonderful to be part of such an exciting event. I’m looking forward to take part in the festivities of Red Bull Air Race and to perform my latest hits for the crowds on the beach in Abu Dhabi, and I hope everyone will enjoy it!
Below is an outline of spectators’ accessibility to the event:
Grandstand tickets are 195 AED and give holders access on both days and admission to the red Bull Air Race concert.
Race Club Tickets
Race Club tickets are 850 AED and grant holders access on both Qualifying Day (February 28, 2014) and Race Day (March 1, 2014) in addition to admission to the Red Bull Air Race concert.
Sky Lounge Tickets
Sky Lounge Race Day tickets are 3,300 AED and grant holders access to the Sky Lounge on Race Day, in addition to admission to the Red Bull Air Race concert.
Sky Lounge Weekend tickets are 4,800 AED and grant holders access to the Sky Lounge on both days, in addition to admission to the Red Bull Air Race concert.
Tickets to the concert are 150 AED.
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the fastest motorsport series in the world. It features twelve of the world’s best race pilots in a pure motor-sport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 25 meters high at speeds of up to 370 km/h. Several rules and safety changes have been applied since the last World Championship took place three years ago, but one thing remains the same: The Red Bull Air Race is the most thrilling motor sports competition in the sky.
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