I've just heard on the radio that next year's Red Bull Air Race World Series has been completely cancelled. Apparently the organisers haven't given a clear reason yet... anyone have any more information? This is very strange.
Hope your right Dave, I've been to a couple of the events over the years and love them, skill levels are off the scale as are adrenalin and style! its top stuff and will be missed :-(There is no doubt that maintaining and upgrading a racing plane is a serious amount of money, then adding worldwide travel to that is huge. I guess it will come down to finding a more efficient way of transporting all the goods and people around the world. Hopefully they will sort whatever it is that is giving them the issues and get back on track for 2011.
I've watched it for many years and been to a couple of events. I've really seen it grow in quality and popularity in a way that only ever seems to happen in sports where Red Bull is involved. I think it can be bigger and better in the future and maybe that is the reason for the break. It would be understandable if the feel the need to shuffle the deck and rules etc enough to need a break.
Hopefully this will be a shake up like the FIA GT1 this year, and they are designing the series in a way which will aid it's growth going forward.