The final round of the Red Bull Air Race series was held over the weekend of 14 - 15 October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in America. The winner and overall series champion was Yoshi Muroya from Japan. You can see some great video of the finals at http://airrace.redbull.com/en_US/video/indianapolis-2017-round-8-final-4
Yoshi's plane, Race No #31, is an Edge 540 Version 3 with a cut down canopy, N31YM.
But there is excitement in New Zealand because Yoshi's long time crew chief is Rob Fry who owns several aircraft here and has just sold his Sukhoi Su 29 ZK-SUK to a South Island owner.
Back in December 2009 Yoshi bought his earlier Edge 540 N19ZE to Rob Fry's North Shore hangar for fettling after the 2009 Red Bull Air Race season, and I was amazed to see it one Saturday up there. The link to my post at that time is: http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2009/12/red-bull-air-racer-at-north-shore-no.html.
Congratulations Yoshi and Rob and your team!
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