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HALL FALLS SHORT OF MAIDEN AIR RACE TITLE

Merewether’s Matt Hall has fallen agonisingly short of winning a maiden Air Race title, after finishing second at the final round in Texas early this morning. With series leader Michael Goulian eliminated in the round of eight, Hall gave himself every chance of winning the event and the series. But the Czech Republic’s Martin Šonka had other ideas, beating Hall’s time by just three tenths of a second to win the round at Fort Worth, and also claim the world title. Hall was runner-up in the championship for the third time in his career. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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HALL QUALIFIES FIFTH AT FORT WORTH

Merewether pilot Matt Hall has qualified in fifth spot, for the eighth and final race of the Red Bull Air Race season at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Currently sitting in third overall, the Australian has only one option if he’s going to win his first world title. Hall begins his campaign early on Monday morning our time in the round of 14, against Canadian Pete McLeod. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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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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