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HALL SLIPS TO THIRD IN AIR RACE STANDINGS

Aussie air racer Matt Hall has blamed complacency for a seventh place finish in the latest round of the World Championship in Russia. The Newcastle pilot was on target for the fastest time of the day, and allowed himself to relax – which proved costly. Hall has now slipped from first to third in the world standings, with three rounds to go.

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HALL QUALIFIES THIRD IN FRANCE

Hunter pilot Matt Hall has clearly moved on, from the issues that plagued round one of the Red Bull Air Race. Competing at the first ever event to be held in France, Hall eventually qualified in third for tonight’s final, after holding on to top spot for most of the day. The 46 year old currently sits fifth in the world championship standings.

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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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