Canberra Airport Open Day: Meet Matt!7 April, 2018
To help make your plans for the day, here’s when and where you can both watch Matt fly, and then meet him for a photo, signature and quick chat!
Team Hall left scrambling with air race rule change
Hopes of challenging for victory in the upcoming race in Cannes, France have been put in jeopardy. The air race technical department have announced the banning of anti-gravity devices, effect immediately.
TECH TALK: What exactly is a G-inspection?
Take a look behind the scenes of the Red Bull Air Race with Technical Director Jim 'Jimbo' Reed and see what happens when an aircraft over-G's in the track.
Fifth place a silver lining for Hall in Red Bull Air Race opener3 February, 2018
“Regardless, this has been the best start to a season we have had for a couple of years, two seasons ago I won qualifying then was knocked out with a pylon hit. Last year we rented a plane and finished tenth." - Matt Hall
Qualifying mistake sets up scintillating race day for Aussie pilot Hall2 February, 2018
While a non-result would sound alarm bells for most other pilots, Hall was only just on the foul side of the rules, and said that his confidence is still strong heading into race day.
Australian company OzRunways joins Red Bull Air Race with Matt Hall
Aussie pilot Hall “in it to win it” ahead of world championship opener31 January, 2018
The Aussie returns to the world’s fastest motorsport series, which begins in Abu Dhabi, UAE this Friday and Saturday, following a 2017 season spent building a new team around him, and coming to grips with a brand new aircraft.
Vale: Ron Simard
It is with sadness that Matt Hall Racing informs that team technician Ron Simard has passed away following a plane crash in Panama City on Wednesday December 20, 2017
Hall hangs it all out, while Japan’s Muroya wins Red Bull Air Race world title15 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 win14 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 Indianapolis12 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 Championship17 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 Germany16 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 track15 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 feeling31 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 Russia23 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 Muroya22 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 race21 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 July20 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 errors10 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 exceeded2 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 Budapest1 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 Illawarra3 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 continues16 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 201715 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 Hall13 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 engine12 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 April12 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 Z17 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 Z16 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 calendar8 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 Chiba21 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 opener11 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 Dhabi10 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 track9 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 announced19 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 joyflight18 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 race16 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 up15 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 Brisbane9 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 year17 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 Hall30 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 title29 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 PILOTS26 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 crown4 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 success4 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 form3 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 PODIUM19 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 WIN15 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 ARCH14 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 RACECOURSE13 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 CLUB27 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 LADDER10 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 PODIUM18 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 WEATHER17 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 GO15 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, ARCH15 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 TRAINING3 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 CLASH4 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 GLORY5 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 CAMPAIGN2 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 CHIBA5 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 MANAGER6 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 SEASON10 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 VEGAS15 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 advice18 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.