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Published: Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday February 15, 2014 MYT 9:05:02 AM

Incredible airborne action

Historic race: The Red Bull Air Race World Championships wil be held for the first time in  Malaysia

Historic race: The Red Bull Air Race World Championships wil be held for the first time in Malaysia

FOR the first time ever, Malaysia will be hosting South-East Asia’s most thrilling motor sports competition in the sky, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 Putrajaya.

The historic race will be held on May 17 and 18 in the administrative capital of Putrajaya, where the race track for the aerial action will be the skies above the sprawling and scenic 600ha manmade Putrajaya Lake.

Aerolomba Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Junaidi Ja’afar Nordin said, “Today marks a huge milestone for us and the nation as we move forward towards hosting Malaysians and international visitors for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 Putrajaya.

“We foresee a lot of positive attention as this will be the first time that the race will be held in South-East Asia and Malaysia,” he said.

For adults, Saturday tickets for the freestanding Zone A to witness the exciting qualifying sessions are priced at RM185 and Sunday’s tickets for the high-octane finals are RM275.

A two-day access ticket is priced at RM369.

Located close to the stunning Seri Gemilang Bridge, Zone A allows for easy access to the race with an unobstructed view across the scenic Putrajaya Lake.

Big screen TVs will ensure race viewers are up-to-date with the adrenaline-pumping action.

Visitors will also be able to go to the F&B Village that provides a variety of mouth-watering F&B options.

Located near the Red Bull Air Race Airport, the Grandstand has undoubtedly one of the best views of the entire race.

It comes with a special access pass to the hangar for a priceless behind-the-scenes experience of viewing the teams prepare for the race.

A variety of food and beverage options are also available to satiate appetites.

For the free seating, covered Grandstand, the two-day access tickets are priced at RM1,716 for adults.

Substantial discounts for all zones are available to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and students with valid MyKad.

Nordin said fans of the Red Bull Air Race and those curious to view the race up close should take advantage of the early-bird promotion which ends Feb 28.

Early-bird prices for Zone A are RM85 (Saturday) and RM126 (Sunday) while a two-day pass is going for RM169 and each Grandstand ticket costs RM776.

“The race is very exciting and we will be providing a variety of activities and F&B options to ensure a fun-filled and adventure-packed day for race viewers.

“We will be setting up a F&B Village for the major zones as well as planning for entertainment-oriented events after the race. It will be a weekend to remember,” he said.

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 will cover a seven-race series where pilots will battle in the air, navigating 82-ft tall pylons at speeds of up to 230mph (370 km/h).

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketpro.com.my.

For details, call Aerolomba Sdn Bhd at 03-7842 6595/6719.

Tags / Keywords: Sport, Community, Central Region, red bull air race world championship, aerolomba

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