Home to Europe's premier horseracing event, Ascot hosts the Red Bull Air Race for the third consecutive year in 2016. Situated in the beautiful wooded countryside of Berkshire, Ascot depicts an idyllic portrait of traditional British sporting heritage.

Each June, the small town welcomes thousands of spectators to Royal Ascot, the most famous event in the horseracing calendar. In 2016, as for the last two years, Ascot will witness a sport of a different pedigree and horsepower – the high speed, low altitude action of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The racing takes place between 13–14 August. 

 

 

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Day Local Time Event Location
Saturday 13 Aug - Qualifying Day 11:00 Doors open
12:00 Pilot Parade
13:30 MASTER CLASS - Free practice
15:00 CHALLENGER CLASS - Qualifying
16:00 MASTER CLASS - Qualifying
17:30 CHALLENGER CUP
18:10 CHALLENGER CLASS - Prize giving ceremony
19:00 Doors close
Sunday 14 Aug - Race Day 11:00 Doors open
11:30 Pilot Parade
13:00 MASTER CLASS - Round of 14
15:00 MASTER CLASS - Round of 8
15:30 MASTER CLASS - Final 4
15:55 MASTER CLASS - Prize giving ceremony
16:00 Pilot autograph session
19:00 Doors close

There are few sporting venues in the world that can match the history and lineage of Ascot Racecourse. For the third consecutive year, the Red Bull Air Race pilots will test their mettle where many a great jockey has gone before, as the race takes place over the Jumps track. The course measures at just over one mile (six furlongs) and is one of the few tracks to feature the pilots taking off right in front of the crowd. Ascot is famed for being a tough course with its triangular dimensions and large sweeping turns... always a challenging task for the pilots.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

For comprehensive information on how to get to Ascot:

http://www.ascot.co.uk/directions

For information on the surrounding area:

http://www.windsor.gov.uk/

Find out more about travelling to England including travel information and visa regulations:

http://www.visitengland.com

GROUP TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

For help and support with group arrangements (10 persons +) please send an email with your specified request.

How do I get my ticket?

Tickets purchased online will be sent to the delivery address stated in your booking. Ticket deliveries will begin in July. Tickets purchased after Tuesday 9 August need to be collected on-site at the locations below:
• Grandstand tickets: Ticket Office East
• Race Club: Box Holder Entrance
• Sky Lounge: Box Holder Entrance
• Flight Cabins: Box Holder Entrance

 

Is parking available at the venue?

Car parking is £10 and can either be booked in advance online or can be purchased on the day at the respective parking areas.

What can I bring to the event?

The following items may not be brought inside the venue during the Red Bull Air Race at Ascot Racecourse:
Food & Beverages
Due to the how busy the Red Bull Air Race event will be at Ascot Racecourse, there will be limited space for picnicking so it has been decided for safety that the following will not be allowed inside:
• Any liquids in any kind of containers or packaging
• Any foods, hot or cold, in any kind of packaging
Baby food is allowed inside the venue.

Weapons & Explosives, Drugs
• Any kind of sort of knives, thrusting weapons, jack knife, etc.
• Any kind of firearms, slingshots etc.
• Any kind of explosives, fireworks, firecracker, etc.
• Any illegal drugs or substances
Lighters and matches are allowed inside the venue as are personal medicines.

Furniture & Camping Gear
• Any kind of chairs, stools or seats, etc.
• Any kind of tables, trays or benches
• Any kind of grills or BBQ appliances
• Umbrellas, sun-sails, windbreakers, etc.
Small umbrellas (brolly), picnic blankets, seat pads and folding chairs are allowed inside the venue.

Dangerous Items
• Noisemakers, horns, etc.
• Laser pointers, flash lights, etc.
• Large flags or banners

What is the schedule for the weekend?

Please click on the 'Programme' tab above for the full schedule. 

Does a dress code apply for the Red Bull Air Race in Ascot?

Whilst we encourage hospitality guests to wear smart-casual clothing and kindly ask not to wear sports and beach attire, no formal dress code applies for the General Admission areas.

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