Kirby Chambliss wins 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series

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Chambliss with the Championship Trophy

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Perth, Western Australia —American Kirby Chambliss has won the 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series despite a win from Hungarian team mate, Peter Besenyei in the final leg in Perth, Western Australia. Briton Paul Bonhomme came second in the Perth event while Chambliss came in one back in third place.

More than 300,000 people turned up on the shores of Perth's Swan River to catch a glimps of the 11 pilots. Despite coming third, Chambliss still won the 2006 series, coming into the event with 34 points. Besenyei was the closet behind Chambliss before Perth, with 29 championship points.


A plane from the Red Bull team racing during the Perth event

Final Times

Pos. Pilot Time
1. Peter Besenyei 02:39:78
2 Paul Bonhomme 02:40:37
3 Kirby Chambliss 02:42:24
4 Mike Mangold 02:47:44
5 Steve Jones 02:49:01
6 Micheal Goulian 02:49:32
7 Alejandro Maclean 02:51:64
8 Nigel Lamb 02:51.70
9 Nicolas Ivanoff 02:55.02
10 Klaus Schrodt 02:59.60
11 Frank Versteegh 03:02.46


Final Standings

Pos. Pilot Points
1. Kirby Chambliss 38
2. Peter Besenyei 35
3. Mike Mangold 30

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