Red Bull Air Race
Falken has been the Sponsoring Partner of Red Bull Air Race pilot Yoshihide Muroya since 2015. The outstanding pilot has proven his brilliance in the air at many races throughout the world and can look back on a stunningly successful 2017 season. With a total of four wins, Yoshihide Muroya scooped the title of 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion – the first Asian pilot to succeed in this exceptional achievement.
In the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, pilots show off their skills to the highest international standards as they complete a route marked by 25m-high inflated pylons (air gates) at speeds of up to 370 km/h. The spectacular manoeuvres through these air gates demand meticulous precision and maximum speed; this is the world’s fastest motorsport! The Red Bull Air Race accordingly has a virtually unparalleled reputation – the core values of the Falken brand.
Born 27 January 1973 in Fukushima City, where he currently lives
1998 First entries in air shows in Japan
2002 Founds his own air show team
2009 First enters a Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2014 Third place in second race (Croatia) of Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2015 Two 3rd places and 6th place overall in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2016 win in Chiba and 6th place overall in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
2017 four wins and crowned 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion