Red Bull Air Race Master Class results:
1. Ivanoff (FRA) - 58.550
2. Dolderer (GER) - 58.660
3. Le Vot (FRA) - 1:02.281
4. Arch (AUT) - DQ
It went beyond my expectations, and I need a few minutes to realise... and well, what can I say? We put chance on our side. I'm very happy for my team and the decisions I made, and obviously I have thanks for the Breitling Team and for Max, he's been the best coach. A huge amount of success comes from Breitling Team number 1 and our team too.
I'm really happy... I said it was going to be really hard but I'm quite happy. I was not stressed, but we had to be really careful with the G. I had to do the run as clean as I could and I'm happy for the team! I propose we stop the World Championship for now and let's wait for next year!
Well that brings the first race of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016 to a close. Plenty of speed, skill and surprises here in Abu Dhabi. Definitely one to remember.
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2nd Place for my first ever @redbullairrace! Flew the line I wanted, left a little time on the track, but was told I got beat by less than a half second. Congratulations to Daniel Ryfa, he's won a few of these races and got the better of us today. Proud of the effort this week. Now on to Spielberg. Thanks everyone for all of the support! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 #Team48