ROVINJ, Croatia – Paul Bonhomme will take a commanding six-point lead in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship into the third stop of the season in Rovinj, Croatia on May 30-31 after hard-fought victories in the first two races of the 2015 season in Abu Dhabi and Japan. But the British ace is guarding against overconfidence because he knows from the past that anything can happen in the world’s fastest motorsport series.
Bonhomme will be looking for revenge in Rovinj after he was beaten by Austria’s Hannes Arch in Rovinj by a heart-breaking narrow margin 0.08 of a second – Arch won in 59.012 seconds with Bonhomme in 59.097. That defeat in Rovinj last year, the narrowest margin of victory ever, sent Bonhomme into a tailspin and he only made it onto the podium in one of the next five races, leaving him third overall in the championship in 2014.
Paul Bonhomme will attempt to win his third straight Red Bull Air Race World Championship battle in a row at the next stop in Croatia and the two-time champion from Britain will also be eager to get revenge in Rovinj after losing last year’s race by a mere eight-one hundreds of a second.