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BACK TO BACK PODIUMS FOR MATT HALL IN RED BULL AIR RACE

Australia’s Matt Hall has moved up to fifth in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship following another positive result. The former fighter pilot finished second at the penultimate round in Germany, scoring back to back podiums for the first time this year. “It’s good to be there consistently, two races without a penalty. We’re getting very consistent in the aircraft, fast without risk of penalties.” The final round takes place in the US next month.

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TWO PYLON HITS PROVE COSTLY FOR HALL IN RUSSIA

He eliminated series heavyweight Yoshi Muroya – despite hitting a pylon – but a mistake in the Round of 8 cost Merewether’s Matt Hall valuable points, in the first-ever Air Race event in Russia. “I felt I was struggling with the aircraft a little bit. We’ve still got a lot of work to do to get the handling set up. We don’t get enough flying at low levels to know how the plane is performing.” Hall ended up sixth, moving to ninth in the series, ahead of the next round in Portugal.

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SLOW START TO THE SEASON FOR MATT HALL

A disappointing result for air race pilot Matt Hall in qualifying at the opening event of the season in Abu Dhabi. Hall finished 13th on the standings, and will face American Michael Goulian in the opening round this evening. Goulian scorched through practice to qualify second. Hall is still getting used to a borrowed aircraft as he waits to arrival of his 2017 race plane.

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MECHANICAL FAILURE FORCES MATT HALL OUT OF FINAL ROUND OF RED BULL AIR RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

Merewether’s Matt Hall has been forced out of the final round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas, after his team discovered a mechanical issue with his aircraft during preparations. The problem could not be rectified in time for the race this weekend. Matt’s result will be recorded as a Did Not Start (DNS), meaning no points will be added to his season total. However, Matt cemented 2nd place on the world championship podium with 55.75 points after finishing 4th in the previous round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The team will now turn their attention to the 2017 season.

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