Something new is coming to the French Riviera next year. The pilots of the Red Bull Air Race will be making their way to the stunning seaside city of Cannes in April 2018!

The city, already well known for its famous film festival, along with other events such as MIPTV, Cannes Lions and MIPIM to name a few, makes for the ideal location to stage such a high octane venture.

A definite buzz was in the air when Mayor David Lisnard recently announced the world unveiling of the Red Bull Air Race to be hosted by Cannes, a first, not just for the region, but also for the country of France.

Thrill seekers and overall spectators both locally and internationally are already anticipating the season of the flight competition where pilots will fly between 25 and 30 meters above sea level in the bay of Cannes between the Canto port and heliport lighthouse around a circuit delimited by fabric columns.

There will also be five French pilots taking part in the series, three Masters and two Challengers, giving them the opportunity to experience a home race for the first time – and we can tell you that it will definitely be one to remember!

Famous for the film festival, the city on the French Riviera knows how to host an event and thousands of fans are expected to swarm the coastline to get a glimpse of their Air Race Heroes. Make sure you’re there next April!

Attendance is expected to be high for the weekend of events, and you can find out more about the Cannes Red Bull Air Race and ticketing information on the official website.

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