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  • Hall hangs it all out, while Japan’s Muroya wins Red Bull Air Race world title

    15 October, 2017

    A hard charging Matt Hall has finished the final Red Bull Air Race event of 2017 in eighth place, following a head-to-head battle with championship contender Martin Šonka at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana, USA.

  • Hall scorches to second straight Red Bull Air Race qualifying win

    14 October, 2017

    As Hall marked his territory as top dog in a time of 1:04.149, it was Czech pilot Petr Kopfstein (1:04.390) in second, while Spaniard Juan Velarde (1:05.400) was third. Meanwhile the four pilots in the race for the world championship title had mixed days.

  • Hall hoping to spoil the championship battle at Red Bull Air Race Indianapolis

    12 October, 2017

    Season 2017 has seen Hall approach the series differently to previous years. Rather than flying for victory every race, he dedicated half the season to testing a new aircraft and building a new team. The second half of the year has been spent fine tuning those elements into a race winning package.

  • Our team is fly...

    5 October, 2017

    We have a group of people who are very proficient in their area of expertise, but who also have the humility to recognise when they can lean on the experience of others.

  • Second place sees Hall continue late charge in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship

    17 September, 2017

    The only way is up for Australian top gun Matt Hall, who has finished second in the penultimate round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Lausitz, Germany, a result that sees him continue his late charge up the series leader board.

  • Hall celebrates birthday with qualifying win at Red Bull Air Race Germany

    16 September, 2017

    Australian pilot Matt Hall has continued his affinity with the Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany, by screaming to first place in qualifying for the seventh round of the World Championship, getting the job done on his 46th birthday.

  • Hall returns to Germany to defend Red Bull Air Race victory on high speed track

    15 September, 2017

    While 2016 saw Hall blitz the field to win by almost a second over hometown hero Matthias Dolderer, he comes into this year’s event realistic about his chances of second-straight win in Lausitz.

  • Déjà vu for Hall as he returns to the Red Bull Air Race podium in Porto!

    3 September, 2017

    The result makes Hall the 10th pilot to step onto the podium in six races this year, and leapfrogs the Aussie into the seventh in the championship standings – with the top five now within striking distance.

  • Hall among the frontrunners in Red Bull Air Race Porto qualifying!

    The gap between Chambliss in second and Hall in sixth was a mere two-tenths of a second, a clear indication that the fight for the podium in tomorrow’s main event will reward the pilots who can run right up on the limit, without overstepping it and incurring a penalty.

  • Red Bull Air Race prepares to dazzle the Douro, Hall chasing that winning feeling

    31 August, 2017

    Hall’s year isn’t one of failed dreams, lost hope or poor luck. On the contrary, he has renewed confidence under the pressure of developing a brand race plane.

  • Wide wings cost Hall a shot at the Final Four at air race Russia

    23 July, 2017

    Following a week where he felt in sync with his aircraft - and even claimed the early lap record – Hall rued missed opportunities come race day, saying that he fought to feel at ease with his race plane.

  • Kazan, Russia: Hall sets up third consecutive battle with Japanese pilot Muroya

    22 July, 2017

    Matt Hall qualifies sixth, placing him in a head-to-head battle with Japanese pilot Yoshi Muroya for the third time in three races. Qualifying won by Canada's Pete McLeod who produced an alien lap that was light years ahead of his competitors.

  • Aussie pilot Hall: Bring on the technical challenge in Russian air race

    21 July, 2017

    The importance of deviating from the drag race style tracks can’t be underestimated for Hall and his team, as they continue to develop a brand-new aircraft. While 11th in the points standings is nothing to crow about, Hall added that the season can be considered a success so far.

  • Matt Hall to race in Russian debut 22-23 July

    20 July, 2017

    After so many years of fighting for strong finishing positions, and podiums, Budapest provided probably our biggest learning curve in being prepared to lose.

  • This isn't an excuse for making errors

    10 July, 2017

    So, with all that in mind at the start of the year, we set some pretty realistic goals – learn and develop for the first half of the year, then start to refine to be able to win a race by the end of the year. This is all aimed at coming out with a well-oiled team and aircraft at the start of 2018.

  • What role does weight reduction play in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship?

    7 July, 2017

    Weight impacts racers in three distinct areas: linear acceleration, centripetal acceleration, and stability. First and most obviously, a lighter vehicle accelerates more rapidly than a heavy vehicle.

  • Hall finishes eighth as aggressive strategy sees Budapest boundaries exceeded

    2 July, 2017

    Hall was adamant he’d do nothing different if faced with the same situation a second time over.

  • Smooth, precise qualifying lands Hall in top five at air race Budapest

    1 July, 2017

    While victory evaded Hall in today’s dash for the fastest time, the session was a significant step in the right direction in the continued development of his new aircraft.

  • Don’t look at the form card in Budapest for Aussie pilot Matt Hall

    Being in the unknown is unchartered territory for Hall, who has always been fast in Budapest – even if the only notable result at the location was a third place finish last season. However, with the arrival of a new aircraft just two races ago, the Aussie will not be sure where he stands among the 2017 air race cohort in Budapest until a lap is flown in anger.

  • Hall falls foul of the judges at Red Bull Air Race Japan

  • Fighting fifth for Hall in qualifying for Red Bull Air Race Japan

    The result didn’t come easy for the Hall and his team. He set the benchmark time in today’s opening practice session, although exceeded the 12 g-force limit, forcing a full inspection of the airframe. The second practice of the day resulted in yet another inspection for another over-g.

  • Matt Hall: The Red Bull Air Race season so far, what to expect

    As a competitive person, and with our team being very driven, when you're in the heat of competition it is obviously tough to take the results we have been getting.

  • From San Diego to Wollongong, Matt Hall to put on a show at Wings Over Illawarra

    3 May, 2017

    Illawarra Regional Airport, just south of Wollongong, will be a mecca for aviation enthusiasts come Saturday and Sunday. Those in attendance will be drawn to the history and romance of yesteryear, while modern day pilots, including Hall, will capture imaginations with spine tingling air displays.

  • Red Bull Air Race deals a cruel blow to Hall, steep learning curve continues

    16 April, 2017

    Luck was not on the side of Matt Hall at the second event of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in San Diego, California with the Australian pilot finishing ninth, despite posting the sixth fastest time in the opening round.

  • Hall soars to fourth in qualifying for second Red Bull Air Race of 2017

    15 April, 2017

    Australia’s Matt Hall has finished fourth in qualifying for the second event of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in San Diego, California and now eyes a showdown with Slovenian pilot Peter Podlunšek in tomorrow’s main event.

  • New plane to kick start 2017 Red Bull Air Race campaign for in-form Hall

    13 April, 2017

    Australian pilot Matt Hall is brimming with optimism ahead of the second race of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, as he prepares to debut the aircraft that he hopes will return him to race-winning contention on a regular basis.

  • Covers come off the #TeamMHR Edge 540 V3, check out the engine

    12 April, 2017

    For the second event of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race, Matt Hall Racing will debut a new Edge 540 V3, an aircraft the team have been working to make race ready since it was completed on March 23, 2017.

  • Matt Hall will debut new raceplane in San Diego on 15-16 April

    12 April, 2017

    As the anticipation builds for the second Red Bull Air Race event of 2017, there will be more than a few eager sets of eyes focussed on Matt Hall and his team's new Edge 540 V3 raceplane, which makes its debut in San Diego.

  • PART II: Bonhomme's Air Race A to Z

    17 March, 2017

    Planes travel at top speeds of 370km/h, the pilots at the controls endure forces of up to 12G, and, according to the most successful pilot in Red Bull Air Race history, it “requires nerves of steel to win”.

  • PART I: Bonhomme's Air Race A to Z

    16 March, 2017

    Matt Hall Racing went in with a rented, stock Zivko Edge 540 and despite the odds, and lack of speed that worked against the team, determination and commitment yielded an important world championship point.

  • Returns to Portugal and Germany will complete 2017 Red Bull Air Race calendar

    8 March, 2017

    Eight global races in the 10th season of the official World Championship include stops at Porto and the Lausitzring.

  • VIDEO: Ridin’ Shotgun: Behind the scenes at Red Bull Air Race Chiba

    21 February, 2017

    The Red Bull Air Race is like no other. It’s fast, skilful and for a pilot each event produces a juggernaut of physical stress and emotions…and the teams are along for the ride.

  • Hall exceeds expectations, races into the points at Red Bull Air Race opener

    11 February, 2017

    Australia’s Matt Hall has put his Red Bull Air Race competitors on notice after claiming 10th place and a championship point, while flying an underpowered rental aircraft at the season opener in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • Hall wrangles rental to 13th in qualifying at Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi

    10 February, 2017

    Australia’s only Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall has finished 13th in qualifying at the first race of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race season, with Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic finishing first in Abu Dhabi.

  • Hall to haul rental around Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race track

    9 February, 2017

    Australian Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall begins his world championship campaign in Abu Dhabi this Friday, and he’ll be doing so in a rental aircraft as his new plane for a 2017 championship challenge continues to be built in the USA.

  • The number 95 – More than just Lightning McQueen and Matt Hall

    When Matt Hall made his Red Bull Air Race (RBAR) debut in 2009 he quickly turned heads with his #95 MXS-R race plane by claiming two podiums en route to third place overall in his debut season.

  • Teamwork: Behind the glamour of a Red Bull Air Race pilot

    The life of a Red Bull Air Race pilot is one that involves teamwork, planning (lots of planning) and a sound strategy. At Matt Hall Racing there are five layers of support for Matt that include his immediate team at each race, the wider team at the home base, specialists that help prepare Matt physically and mentally for racing, sponsors and importantly the fans the support and follow the team year on year.

  • 2017 RBAR calendar announced

    19 January, 2017

    The announcement of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race season reveals a long-anticipated return to one of the most memorable stops in the 10-year history of the World Championship, plus a debut at a new venue in Russia.

  • Matt takes Jets for joyflight

    18 January, 2017

    Matt Hall Racing and the Newcastle Jets this week furthered their 2016/17 season collaboration with Matt taking Jets Club Member Ian Atkinson and star player Morten Nordstrand for a joyflight.

  • 2017 Red Bull Air Race season kicks off in Abu Dhabi with landmark 75th race

    16 December, 2016

    The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will celebrate a trio of landmarks above the shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi, 10-11 February 2017.

  • Matt Hall Racing and Newcastle Jets partner up

    15 December, 2016

    Newcastle Jets Members planning to attend Friday’s blockbuster Hyundai A-League clash against Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium are being given the chance to win an exclusive prize thanks to a fresh Club collaboration.

  • Hall receives Bi-Centennial award in Brisbane

    9 November, 2016

    Matt Hall has received the Australian Bi-Centennial Award for 2015 the Honourable Company of Air Pilots at a glittering ceremony in Brisbane.

  • RBAR: Hall second for second straight year

    17 October, 2016

    Australia’s Matt Hall claimed second place overall in the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship behind Germany's Matthias Dolderer following the season finale in Las Vegas, USA on 16 October.

  • RBAR Las Vegas: Hall out of Sin City air race

    Matt Hall and his racing team discovered a serviceability issue with their raceplane during preparations for the RBAR in Las Vegas. The plane is unable to be fixed ahead of this weekend’s race.

  • Hall gets visit from motorsport royalty

    Supporting Matt Hall in Indianapolis las week was the latest Indy 500 racer in Australia’s Brabham motorsport dynasty.

  • RBAR Indy: Title slips from Hall despite gutsy 4th

  • RBAR Indy: Hall qualifies second at The Brickyard

    On a day marred by rain, Matt Hall has qualified second for Sunday’s Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • RBAR Indy: Stomach bug fails to slow Hall

    30 September, 2016

    Despite a stomach bug, Matt Hall has put in an impressive training performance at the Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • RBAR Indy: Hall on the attack for Red Bull Air Race title

    29 September, 2016

    For the second year in succession Matt Hall will enter the American-leg of the Red Bull Air Race in 2nd place.

  • HALL HONOURED BY GLOBAL COMPANY OF AIR PILOTS

    26 September, 2016

    Decorated former RAAF fighter pilot and Australia’s only ever competitor in the elite Red Bull Air Race World Championships, Matt Hall, has been recognised for his outstanding career in aviation by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.

  • RBAR Lausitz: Hall grabs back-to-back wins with German crown

    4 September, 2016

    Matt Hall has stormed to a second consecutive Red Bull Air Race victory in round six of the world’s fastest motorsport series at the Lausitzring in Germany on Sunday.

  • RBAR Lausitz: Hall qualifies 2nd as he chases back to back success

    4 September, 2016

    Former RAAF fighter pilot Matt Hall will challenge for a second consecutive Red Bull Air Race victory on Sunday after qualifying in second place behind British veteran Nigel Lamb at the Lausitzring in Germany.

  • RBAR Lausitz: Hall continues sizzling run of form

    3 September, 2016

    Australian Matt Hall has continued his rich vein of form by posting a series of quick laps in the opening day’s track training for the sixth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships at the Lausitzring in Germany.

  • RBAR LAUSITZ: HALL TO CHASE THIRD CONSECUTIVE PODIUM

    19 September, 2016

    After revitalising his Red Bull Air Race season with two podiums in a row, including a gutsy win at Ascot just three weeks ago, Australian pilot Matt Hall is on a roll.

  • RBAR ASCOT: HALL RESURRECTS AIR RACE SEASON WITH STUNNING WIN

    15 August, 2016

    Australian top gun Matt Hall has won the fifth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships at the famous Ascot Racecourse just outside of London with a stunning final performance.

  • RBAR ASCOT: HALL TO FACE FORMER WORLD CHAMP ARCH

    14 August, 2016

    Matt Hall has qualified eighth for the fifth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships overhead the famous Ascot Racecourse just outside of London and will square off against former world champion Hannes Arch.

  • RBAR ASCOT: STEADY HALL ON TRACK AT FAMOUS RACECOURSE

    13 August, 2016

    Matt Hall has marked his return to the skies above the famous Ascot Racecourse just outside of London with a pair of solid performance on the first day of training flights for the fifth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships.

  • HALL TO WORK WITH NEWCASTLE JETS A-LEAGUE CLUB

    27 July, 2016

    The Hunter and particularly it’s sporting teams, athletes and fans are a tight knit community and Matt Hall Racing has moved to further enhance their relationship with the a local powerhouse, football club the Newcastle Jets.

  • RBAR ASCOT: HALL PLANS CONSISTENT APPROACH TO CLIMB LADDER

    10 August, 2016

    Australian pilot Matt Hall will enter this week’s fifth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships above Ascot Racecourse aiming to do one thing: focus on nothing more than his next flight.

  • RBAR BUDAPEST: HALL RETURNS TO RED BULL AIR RACE PODIUM

    18 July, 2016

    Australian Top Gun Matt Hall has finished third in the rain effected fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday.

  • RBAR BUDAPEST: QUALIFYING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    17 July, 2016

    Constant poor weather conditions, including teeming rain and low clouds have forced the Race Committee of the Red Bull Air Race to cancel all race operations for today including the Qualifying session.

  • RBAR BUDAPEST: WHITSUNDAY REFRESHER HAS HALL READY TO GO

    15 July, 2016

    The Red Bull Air Race returns to the skies in Budapest this week and Matt Hall believes a family holiday flying around the Whitsunday Islands will be the catalyst for a return to the form that saw the Australian pilot finish runner up in last year’s world championship.

  • RBAR BUDAPEST: MIDPOINT OF SEASON IS MAKE-OR-BREAK FOR HALL, ARCH

    15 July, 2016

    The Red Bull Air Race will reach a halfway mark at Budapest, Hungary on July 16-17, and for pilots Hannes Arch of Austria and Matt Hall of Australia, the time to act is now.

  • RBAR CHIBA: HALL ALL SMILES AFTER SOLID DAY OF TRAINING

    3 June, 2016

    Matt Hall has signalled his intention to challenge for the race win on the opening day of training for the third round of the Red Bull Air Race above the Tokyo Bay in Chiba, Japan.

  • RBAR CHIBA: WEATHER CAUSES CANCELLATION OF QUALIFY, HALL EARNS LE VOT CLASH

    4 June, 2016

    Due to the high seas and rough conditions in Chiba, Japan on Saturday, the Race Committee of the Red Bull Air Race was forced to cancel the Qualifying session ahead of tomorrow’s main event.

  • RBAR CHIBA: HALL PUSHES TOO HARD IN BID FOR AIR RACE GLORY

    5 June, 2016

    Australian Matt Hall has finished seventh the third round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships overhead Tokyo Bay in Chiba, Japan on Sunday after taking his aircraft past the G-force limit in the round of 8.

  • RBAR CHIBA: HALL LOOKING TO REIGNITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN

    2 June, 2016

    CHIBA, JAPAN: Australian top gun Matt Hall will look to reignite his world championships campaign when official training gets underway in the third round of the Red Bull Air Race in Chiba, Japan tomorrow.

  • HALL: FOCUSED ON FIGHTING FIT FOR CHIBA

    5 May, 2016

    An injury flare-up at the last stop in Spielberg could have contributed to a slow season start for the Australian air race pilot.

  • KATE SANDS – MORE THAN JUST THE MHR AIRFIELD OPS MANAGER

    6 May, 2016

    If you pop into the headquarters of Matt Hall Racing at Lake Macquarie Airport you’re more than likely going to run into Kate Sands, our airfield operations manager.

  • TECH TALK – WHY WINGLETS?

    19 April, 2016

    Earlier this year we asked our fans what they wanted to see more of in our newsletters and one of the most popular requests was more technical information about our aircraft and team

  • REVIEWING LAS VEGAS AND THE 2015 RBAR SEASON

    10 November, 2015

    We have just finished our best season to date in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, finishing ranked number 2 in the World, only 5 points shy of first.

  • REVIEWING DFW AND LOOKING AHEAD TO LAS VEGAS

    15 October, 2015

    Here we are approaching the last race of the season. As I write this, I am having my last day at home getting organized prior to flying out to Las Vegas first thing tomorrow morning. And I feel quite relaxed!!

  • Young global pilot credits Matt Hall for sage advice

    18 August, 2016

    In just 9 days teenager Lachlan Smart will land on the Sunshine Coast with the title of the youngest person to fly around the world solo, a feat made easier after advice from Australia’s Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall.