Britain’s Ben Murphy has ended the weekend in 11th place in the Red Bull Air Race in Chiba, Japan.
After a qualifying 14th due to technical issues, the Blades Racing Team member lost out to Micheal Goulian in the round of 14 with the American putting in a time of 0:56.422 compared to Ben’s time of 0:57.560.
The race is the first one of the 2018 championship where Ben has failed to score a point.
Speaking after the race Ben said: “We had technical issues in Qualifying and then we were facing Goulian today, the same as Cannes. The gameplan was to fly a clean run and try to get around the track without penalties. We learned a lot this week, and that’s what this first year is all about, so we’re pretty happy. Budapest? I have never raced there before, so for us it’s a brand new racetrack. We were pretty happy with our new winglets here and will be looking at making a few more minor adjustments.”
We are sure Ben will return to points-scoring ways in Budapest on the 23rd & 24th June.
Red Bull Air Race Chiba Results
|1||Matt Hall – Winner||AUS||0:56.376||0:00.000||15|
|6||Francois Le Vot||FRA||0:57.226||0:00.000||5|