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  • 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.