Final Results From Red Bull Air Race – Windsor

Well, another Red Bull Air Race has come and gone on the Detroit and Windsor waterfronts. And like last year, there was a very impressive crowd. Over 160,000 took in the festivities in both Detroit and Windsor. The reigning champion from last year’s race, Paul Bonhomme of Britain, was in the running for another win at Windsor, except he had a challenge in store from Hannes Arch of Austria, who had won two straight races prior to Windsor, American pilot Kirby Chambliss, the 2006 Red Bull Air Race overall champion, and fellow countryman Nigel Lamb.

When it was all said and done, the winner of the race was Austrian Hannes Arch, who won his third straight race and finished just 0.63 seconds ahead of Paul Bonhomme. Chambliss, who hopes to win in two weeks time when the circuit heads to the New York-New Jersey area, finished third, just 3.03 seconds off Arch’s pace. Lamb, the other Brit in the final four, finished fourth, 7.38 seconds behind Arch. Lamb’s final run proved costly, after hitting a pylon, which is a penalty on the Red Bull Air Race circuit.

Canadian pilot Pete McLeod tried valiantly to win in front of his home crowd, but finished a disappointing ninth.

Two weeks from now, the circuit heads to the New York-New Jersey waterfront. Chambliss, a native of Arizona, was quoted after the Windsor race stating “If we could win the race in New York it would be awesome.”

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