Brageot Unveils New Racing Livery Ahead of the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championships

Mika Brageot of France launches into his second season in the Master Class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships with a shimmering new design and team identity.

2017 saw Brageot smashing records and finishing top of the French pilots after earning 24 Championship points in his first year in the sport, proving that he is an exciting prospect for 2018.

 

Brageot will be hard to miss when the new season kicks off in Abu Dhabi 02 – 03 Feb. His race plane has undergone a change of livery from the military retro look, to a new age futuristic chrome effect that mirrors every surface and glint of sunlight.

 

“I wanted a totally different look and I think we have achieved what we set out to do. It was hard to identify the right painting process to give our race plane the stunning reflective finish that will last all season,” says Brageot.

 

Not only does the aircraft look different, it has also undergone extensive weight reductions and aerodynamic modifications in the hope that this already competitive MXS-R aircraft will compete with the fastest of the Edge’s flown by the other 13 pilots.

 

Brageot, currently the youngest Master Class pilot on the circuit, will be leading his team #11RACING with high hopes of reaching the final four and perhaps even garnering a place on the podium.

 

We’ll be aiming for a podium and building on the lessons learned. The key will be to keep flying clean and efficiently but pushing the limits to reach the next rung on the ladder. I will keep the same amazing team I have, who all share my passion to achieve our goals this year. This is so important – teamwork makes the dream work!”

 

With the first ever race in France (Cannes 21st-22nd April) it will be yet another dream come true for the French pilot, who can’t wait to fly in front of a home crowd on the Côte d’Azur. Famous for the International Film Festival, the city on the French Riviera provides the perfect backdrop and thousands of fans are expected to fill the coastline to cheer on their Air Race Heroes. With three Master Class pilots flying the French flag, it will surely be a weekend to remember.

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