Thailand to host Air Race 1 World Cup in November


CHONBURI – Chonburi province is gearing up to host Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017, which will be held from November 17th- 19th this year.

The Deputy Governor of Chonburi presided over a meeting with relevant officials at the Institute of Physical Education, Chonburi campus. Authorities discussed organizing the event at Utapao International Airport and Thailand’s readiness as a host country.

According to the deputy governor, Thailand is the first country in Asia to have been selected to host the Air Race 1 World Cup, which also marks the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN International Fleet Review 2017.

There will be 16 teams and 16 planes competing in Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017. Each plane will be required to complete eight laps on a five-kilometer route in less than one minute.
The planes will have to fly at the speed of 450 kilometers per hour in order to complete the race. Air Race 1 is the world’s fastest motor sport and has been held for 70 years.