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Red Bull Air Race Series Opens In Abu Dhabi This Weekend

Tenth Time For The City To Host The Event

Abu Dhabi plays host to the Red Bull Air Race for the 10th time in 2017, with racing set for this weekend It will once again set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand new World Championship.

The race, which is the 75th of the sport's history, will take place over the Arabian Gulf's stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater.

Blogger Ric Peterson writes that North American racers Kirby Chambliss, Mike Goulian and Pete McLeod are all in Abu Dhabi preparing for the season-opening event. On Facebook Goulian said that the team is "more excited about our potential for 2017 than any other year by a large amount."

There are two races planned for the U.S. this year. The second race of the series will be held on April 15-16 in San Diego, CA, and the season will wrap up in Indianapolis, IN October 14-15.

(Image from file)

FMI: www.redbullairrace.com

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