Falken Brand Is Sponsoring Japanese Leg of Air Race

Feb. 8, 2016

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) is supporting the “Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016” as an official partner through the Falken brand for the second consecutive year.

The Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016 is the third of eight races being held as part of “Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016,” and the second Red Bull Air Race to be held in Japan. In this race series, air race pilots fly specialized high-speed, highly maneuverable race planes at speeds of up to 370 km/h through a low-altitude aerial race course demarcated by 25m-tall air-filled pylons (called air gates).

This competition, which tests the pilots in terms of both speed and precision flying, is part of a world air race championship that is officially recognized by the World Air Sports Federation (FAI.)

The qualifying heat is June 4, and the finals are June 5, 2016, at the Chiba Prefectural Makuhari Seaside Park in Mihama Ward, Chiba, Japan.

Here's the complete Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016 Race Schedule (Qualifying dates are listed first, followed by the finals race date.)

March 11-12, Abu Dhabi, UAE

April 23-24, Spielberg, Austria

June 4-5, Chiba, Japan

July 16-17, Budapest, Hungary

Aug. 13-14, Ascot, England

Sept. 3-4, Lausitzring, Germany

Oct. 1-2, Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 1-16, Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information about the race, visit http://www.redbullairrace.com.