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Red Bull Air Race's Surprise New Destination May Be Most Scenic of All

Where: Rovinj, Croatia
February 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | ()

With less than a month until the first Red Bull Air Race, the "world's fastest motorsport" is already going above and beyond by adding new dates and a new destination to the race calendar for 2014.

Rovinj, Croatia will join Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Gdynia, Ascot, Dallas, Las Vegas and Kunshan as host to the airplane racing competition this year, claiming the weekend of April 12-13. This means there will be a total of eight Air Race weekends in 2014, and Rovinj has the honor of being the second city (after Abu Dhabi Feb. 28 - March 1) to kick off events.

Rovinj is a spectacular choice for such an event as this, since the seaside Adriatic town is all medieval charm and sparkling blue waters. The official race description of the course is pretty exciting on its own: "The challenging race track in Rovinj will be set up along the north beach close to the old town and will feature tight turns with plenty of high Gs expected. The Adriatic Coast is subject to the Bura wind, a gusty and tempestuous phenomenon that has the potential to wreak havoc."

Bonus! Tickets for the Croatia days may be among the cheapest of the entire year, since they are expected to begin at only 13 Euros and up. They aren't on sale yet, but expect news on this soon.

The updated full program for 2014:

The 2014 Race Calendar
1. Abu Dhabi, UAE Feb. 28 - March 1
2. Rovinj, Croatia April 12 - 13
3. Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, MAS May 17 - 18 on sale
4. Gdynia, POL July 26 - 27
5. Ascot, GBR August 16 -17 on sale
6. Dallas /Fort Worth, USA September 6 - 7 (Texas Motor Speedway) on sale
7. Las Vegas, USA October 11 - 12 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway) on sale
8. Kunshan, CHN November 1 - 2

[Image: Red Bull Air Race]

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