Britain’s Paul Bonhomme is looking to keep hold of his Red Bull Air Race World Championship lead at his home race on August 15/16 at Ascot Racecourse with red-hot Hannes Arch of Austria and consistently strong Matt Hall of Australia closing in on the two-time champion.
“It’s going to be very tough to win in Ascot,” said Bonhomme, who was second to Arch in Budapest and leads the overall championship with 34 points to 29 points for Arch and Hall. “Whoever wins in Ascot will have put in an awful lot of hard work, that’s for sure. A lot of people had been speculating it would be a three-horse race this year and it’s all changed now. We’ve all been around long enough to know that everyone can upset the apple cart. Everyone can be quick in knock-out rounds and ruin your day.”