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The last European Red Bull Air Race turned out to be a nail-biting experience!

Release date:
July 2019
Montage of images from the Hungarian Red Bull Air Race
The last ever European Red Bull Air Race certainly didn’t disappoint. The final was a close call with both the race favourites (Martin Šonka and Yoshihide Muroya) making mistakes. Current World Champion, Martin Šonka, eventually finished 4th after hitting a pylon. Huge congratulations to Australian pilot, Matt Hall, who took the win in Hungary


At our own Air BP tent, fans were asked to vote for their favourite pilots. We had almost 6000 people vote. There was overwhelming support for the European hopeful Martin Šonka, which is hardly surprising given that many Czech fans had travelled all the way to Hungary to support him. 

Red Bull Air Race fans, customers and our Air BP employees had fun taking photos with their favourite ‘cut out’ pilots in our tent. There was certainly a lot of laugher had by all.


We wanted to bring something unique to the race for people to engage with and enjoy. We had such an amazing atmosphere in our tent, it was great to see everyone having so much fun. We estimated over 3000 people took photos of our cut-out pilots.Amanda JonesGlobal marketing manager, Air BP


In addition, a massive 10,000 people took photos of the #Airrace recycling ‘bin’ in the fan zone. The Air BP installation, part art and part a fun photo opportunity also had a serious message to encourage people to recycle and not just bin their cans. As both the Air Race’s fuel provider and lower carbon partner, we were proud to champion the lower carbon message.

Our customers and employees alike had a great time enjoying on land and on the water pylon tours, meeting the race director and the pilots in their hangars before the race on Sunday.  Everyone had their cameras out as they met their favourites and enjoyed what was an unforgettable experience. 

The next race will be in Japan, 8 – 9 September.