Red Bull Chiba Air Race 2019

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce our sponsorship, as an official partner through our FALKEN Brand, of the upcoming “Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2019,” which will be held over the September 7-8 weekend at Makuhari Seaside Park (Mihama Ward, Chiba City), where we will also have a FALKEN Booth on display.

“Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2019” is the fourth and final race of the “Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019.” As an official National Partner of the race, Sumitomo Rubber Industries will have a FALKEN Booth on display at the venue, featuring demo cars outfitted with our latest lineup of high-performance FALKEN tires, as well as a model of the Team FALKEN race plane flown by Yoshihide Muroya, the only pilot from Asia competing in the Master Class in this year’s tournament, alongside a message board where fans can express their support for Mr. Muroya.

FALKEN Booth (Image)

■Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2019
Event Name:Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2019
Organizer:Red Bull Air Race Japan Executive Committee
Date:[Qualifying Round] Saturday, September 7th
[Finals] Sunday, September 8th
Venue:Makuhari Seaside Park (Mihama Ward, Chiba City)

■Red Bull Air Race World Championship
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an aerial motorsport series that demands a combination of speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, high-performance race planes, pilots compete in iconic locations over land and water. The high speed, low altitude and extreme maneuverability required make it only accessible to the world’s most exceptional pilots. Flying just meters from the ground, 14 Master Class pilots race against the clock whilst reaching speeds of up to 370 km/h, requiring a combination of precision and skill unmatched in the world of aviation. Pilots must be in peak physical condition as they endure forces up to 12G while navigating the technical racetracks made up of air-filled pylons. The Air Race was developed in 2003 and is accredited by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), with more than 90 races completed across five continents to date. As the most advanced aerial challenge in existence, competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the highest accolade for elite pilots.
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that this year’s tournament will be the last Red Bull Air Race World Championship to be held.

<Reference>News Release Issued February 21, 2019
Sumitomo Rubber’s “Team FALKEN” Proud to Support Pilot Yoshihide Muroya in the “Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2019”