Hello and welcome to round 3 of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, unfolding this weekend on Makuhari Beach in Chiba, Japan!
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The action began yesterday when local hero Yoshi Muroya led fellow pilots Nigel Lamb and Martin Sonka across from the Tokyo area towards Mount Fuji for an epic recon flight...
The Challengers are first up in the racetrack, with their Free Practice 1 session. Here in Japan we've got Melanie Astles, Ben Murphy, Cristian Bolton, Kevin Coleman, Luke Czepiela and Francis Barros taking on flying conidtions in the Chiba coastline
Later today at 10:50am local time the Masters will be taking their first Free Practice sessions in the track, laying down some times in the only South East Asian race location on the 2016 World Championship calendar.