Red Bull Air Race Hungary To Be Held In Zamárdi

  • 4 Mar 2019 7:37 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Red Bull Air Race Hungary To Be Held In Zamárdi
This year’s Red Bull Air Race will be held in July in Zamárdi, with the race taking place over Lake Balaton, organisers said.

The promoters wrote, "The race is moving from the traditional home above the Danube to the shores the resort city of Zamárdi, on Lake Balaton.

Zamárdi, a popular destination for holiday-makers from across Europe and beyond, is known for its stunning scenery, expansive beaches, and the surrounding wine-growing region. It also boasts a racing heritage with sailing and other watersports.

As an update to the race 4 location, the Lake Balaton battle is set to take place on the original 13-14 July date. Tickets on sale soon…"

Budapest mayor István Tarlós recently said the capital would not issue a permit for the Red Bull Air Race, planned for July 13-14 of this year, because of “inadequate conditions”, prompting a search by local organiser Hungaroring Sport for an alternative venue.

Zamárdi mayor Gyula Csákovics said earlier that visitors could watch the race from Zamárdi’s 3km-long beach, while pilots could use nearby airports in Sármellék, Siófok or Szentkirályszabadja.

The town of Keszthely, on the south-west shore of Lake Balaton, had also vied for holding the race, partnering with the neighbouring spa town of Héviz.

MTI Photo: Szigetváry Zsolt

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