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FS1 Delivers Red Bull Air Race Finale From Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Matthias Dolderer-RBAR Champ 2016 - Andreas Langreiter

Matthias Dolderer-RBAR Champ 2016 – Andreas Langreiter

Emotions will be high as a first-time World Champion will be crowned, and a beloved former titleholder flies through the Air Gates for the last time, as a national TV audience witnesses the finale of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship from Las Vegas airing Saturday, October 22 at 9 am ET on FS1.

The ultimate motorsport series in the sky comes to The Entertainment Capital of the World directly from The Racing Capital of the World – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – where Germany’s Matthias Dolderer sewed up the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Dolderer is not only the first German to claim the title, but he’s also the first pilot ever to clinch the crown before the season finale. blu is the official team supplier of Team Dolderer.

Heading into this broadcast, only 7.5 points separate the six pilots in fourth through ninth place overall, and any one of them could jump up to third on the World Championship podium in Las Vegas. While Nicolas Ivanoff (FRA) in fifth overall, Yoshihide Muroya (JPN) in sixth, Martin Šonka (CZE) in seventh, Pete McLeod (CAN) in eighth, and two-time titleholder Kirby Chambliss (USA) in ninth all have what it takes, perhaps no one wants it more than the man currently at fourth in the standings: Great Britain’s Nigel Lamb. The 2014 World Champion will be hanging up his racing gloves after the season finale, and he’s burning to give his fans the thrill of one last race win and an appearance in the World Championship awards ceremony.

“With everything to gain and nothing to lose, the rest of the field will be flying flat-out to write their own success stories before the towering Air Gates come down for the last time this year,” said FS1 analyst and 2015 champion Paul Bonhomme, who retired following last season. “A TV audience will see high-speed, low-altitude action, as the race planes dart around the Air Gates at 230mph and pull up to 10 Gs.”

After Saturday’s FS1 broadcast, the event will be available on demand starting at 11 am ET on www.redbull.tv. For the latest about the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on FS1, follow @Redbullairrace and join the conversation with #AirRace.  For more information on FS1, visit HERE and follow on Twitter at @FS1 and @FOXSportsPR. Visit www.redbullairrace.com for highlights.

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