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Austrian pilot wins Red Bull Air Race in Bratislava

Austrian pilot Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race acrobatic-aircraft competition that took place above the Danube River on Sunday afternoon near Bratislava Castle. Race contestants Arch and Hungarian pilot Peter Beseneyi were joined by the Flying Bulls show team, which also demonstrated their flying skills, news wire TASR wrote. Arch and Beseneyi flew at 275 kilometres per hour through five gates on a 3,100 metre-long course between the New Bridge (Novy Most) and the Lafranconi Bridge. According to Arch, such events are always "at the edge". The strenuous manoeuvres make high physical demands on the pilots, who must endure forces equalling 12 times their bodyweight. The Red Bull Air Race series was launched in 2001. The next contest is due to take place in Budapest on August 19-20. TASR

Austrian pilot Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race acrobatic-aircraft competition that took place above the Danube River on Sunday afternoon near Bratislava Castle. Race contestants Arch and Hungarian pilot Peter Beseneyi were joined by the Flying Bulls show team, which also demonstrated their flying skills, news wire TASR wrote. Arch and Beseneyi flew at 275 kilometres per hour through five gates on a 3,100 metre-long course between the New Bridge (Novy Most) and the Lafranconi Bridge. According to Arch, such events are always "at the edge". The strenuous manoeuvres make high physical demands on the pilots, who must endure forces equalling 12 times their bodyweight. The Red Bull Air Race series was launched in 2001. The next contest is due to take place in Budapest on August 19-20. TASR

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