Michael Goulian of the United States performs during the training of the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 10, 2016. // Samo Vidic/Red Bull Content Pool

Michael Goulian racing at the RBAR World Championship in Abu Dhabi, on March 10, 2016. // Photo Credit: Red Bull Content Pool


Team 99 made its way back home from the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race this week. It was an exciting finish in our 1st Red Bull Air Race of 2016.

It’s the end of a long race week in Abu Dhabi. The team is pleased with the outcome. We qualified 3rd [on Friday] and finished 6th in the race today [Saturday]. We came up against Hannes Arch in the Round of 8 and he flew the best time that he flew all week. We laid down a great time, 59.449 seconds – but he was 0.72 seconds faster than us. We have a great team and a great plane. We are super pumped, full of energy, and we are in the championship hunt. Thanks to everyone back home, fans, friends, sponsors and family.

Video of Michael Goulian’s official post-race interview.

Video of Michael Goulian’s post-race insight:

Congratulations to Nicolas Ivanoff, Matthias Dolderer and Francois Le Vot for the top 3 finishes in the race this past weekend.

Team 99 is currently ranked 5th with 5 Championship points going into the next race in Spielberg, Austria on April 23 – 24th.