The Red Bull Air Race World Championship

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 250mph while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2017, the race series will visit 8 different locations around the globe. 


The Race Plane


Team 99’s aircraft of choice in the Red Bull Air Race is a heavily modified Zivko Edge 540. What began as a standard aerobatic airplane is now a thoroughbred racer; light, fast, streamlined, and powerful. Modifications include a redesigned cowling, canopy, landing gear, and winglets. 



Zivko Edge 540 Modified

Empty weight

1,170 lbs (530 kg.)


24.4 feet (7.4 meters)


Modified 340 hp Lycoming IO-540


Hartzell’s Claw 2.0™ – HC-C3YR-4AX


Garmin G3X Touch™


Carbon fiber wings and steel tube fuselage


Top speed, 264 mph – stall speed, 58 mph

Roll rate

420 Degrees per second

G limits

±12 G’s

The Team

Team 99 is a dedicated group of professionals, driven by their passions. 

Team Coordinator: Pablo Branco

Technician: Warren Cilliers

Tactician: Steve Hall


Upcoming Red Bull Air Race Events

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Our Red Bull Air Race Sponsors

It is the support of our partners that allows us to focus our energy on the being fast, precise, and prepared for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship