“The Red Bull Air Race Championship is the
ultimate challenge for pilots around the world,”
said Jon Cassat, Garmin’s vice president of
communications. “We are thrilled to team up with
the series to enhance event experiences for fans
and pilots with climactic video and data
captured on Garmin devices.”
As the official action camera partner of the Air
Race World Championship, VIRB Elites will be
used to capture compelling race footage from the
cockpit with data overlays including speed,
altitude, g-force and GPS location. VIRB’s
high-definition videos with unique inset data
will provide a complete experience of what it’s
like to fly the series’ racetracks, showing the
pilots in the Master Class category navigating
the advanced aerial challenges at top speed.
Consisting of eight races across the globe,
including two in the United States, pilots
attempt to complete each track in the fastest
possible time with as few penalties as possible.
Points are awarded at each race and the title is
awarded to the pilot that secures the most total
points after the last race of the season.