The World's Fastest Motorsport Series Moves To Poland. UPDATE FINAL RESULTS

  • Jul 23, 2014 8:20am GMT
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July 27, Gdynia, Poland. FINAL RESULTS

  1. Hannes Arch (AUT) - 12 pts

  2. Nigel Lamb (GBR) - 9 pts

  3. Matt Hall (AUS) - 7 pts

  4. Kirby Chambliss (USA) - 5 pts

  5. Paul Bonhome (GBR) - 4 pts

  6. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA) - 3 pts

  7. Peter Besenyei (HUN) - 2 pts

  8. Pete McLeod (CAN) - 1 pt

  9. Michael Goulian (USA) - 0 pts

  10. Martin Sonka (CZE) - 0 pts

  11. Matthias Dolderer (GER) - 0 pts

  12. Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) - 0 pts

July 26, Gdynia, Poland QUALIFYING RESULTS

  1. Paul Bonhomme (GBR) 1:10.980

  2. Nigel Lamb (GBR) 1:11.423

  3. Hannes Arch (AUT) 1:11.490

  4. Pete McLeod (CAN) 1:12.068

  5. Matthias Dolderer (GER) 1:12.252

  6. Matt Hall (AUS) 1:12.370

  7. Martin Sonka (CZE) 1:12.453

  8. Kirby Chambliss (USA) 1:12.538

  9. Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA) 1:13.127

  10. Yoshihide Murya (JPN) 1:13.232

  11. Michael Goulian (USA) 1:13.979

  12. Peter Besenyei (HUN) 1:16.692

Pete McLeod's dad, Dave, is helping by keeping a video camera focused on the livestream display of the runs, recording Pete's those of the other pilots for Pete to study. They also compare the data Pete gets from his plane for a more complete picture of his performance.

Kirby Chambliss says,"We did an engine change and you never know until you get back out on the track, what the times will be but we have high hopes for this motor to put as back in the running. At one time we changed engines in the past and gained three seconds in the track. The horsepower is a big deal, and the engines are all supposed to be within two percent of each other – if they are, that's three-quarters of a second. We're super excited and hope it's going to put us back up there. We know we were 10.4 kts slow in the straights in Malaysia, and we believe that's the engine so we had to take it off and have it tested. They send it back and it gets dyno'd to verify whether the performance was down or not. So we have taken the spare engine and we're hoping for good things with it."

Mike Goulian said, "It feels good to know that when you have the right line and you fly it well – and you've got an aeroplane that appears to be working well – that you can get right on the money. And that's what we did. You know, our days are going to come: some good and some bad, but I'm happy with the positive step we made. The aeroplane's nowhere near perfect yet, but we're gaining on it all the time and that's a positive result. So we just need to have more and more of those results more frequently, and we'll be good to go."

July 25, Gdynia, Poland

Red Bull Air Race training results are in with Paul Bonhomme posting the best time in Gdynia, Poland. Pete McLeod was 3rd quickest, Michael Goulian continues to struggle with a DNF and Kirby Chambliss was 8th. Challenging strong headwinds made the session difficult over the choppy waters of the Baltic Sea. Large crowds turned out on the beaches of Gdynia to watch. Qualifying sessions are tomorrow and the race is Sunday.