TMS Media Relations | Sep 07, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 7, 2014) – Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff captured his first victory of the season Sunday as he won the elite Master Class crown of the inaugural Red Bull Air Race World Championship held at Texas Motor Speedway.
Before a crowd of more than 20,000 for the first of two U.S. stops in the eight-race series, Ivanoff posted an individual two-lap run of 54.118 seconds on the tricky, seven air gate, 3.7-mile course inside the world-class motorsports facility to defeat Great Britain’s Nigel Lamb, Canada’s Pete McLeod and Germany’s Matthias Dolderer in the Final 4 showdown.
Ivanoff edged Lamb by a mere .135 of a second for the win while McLeod earned the third and final podium spot as he finished .548 of a second behind the winning run.
Ivanoff gave his country a sweep of the weekend competition as fellow Frenchman Mikael Brageot won the Challenger Cup race during Saturday’s action. More than 40,000 spectators attended the two-day event.
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