- 4 Mar 2019 7:37 AM
- Hungary Matters
The promoters wrote, "The race is moving from the traditional home above the Danube to the shores the resort city of Zamárdi, on Lake Balaton.
Zamárdi, a popular destination for holiday-makers from across Europe and beyond, is known for its stunning scenery, expansive beaches, and the surrounding wine-growing region. It also boasts a racing heritage with sailing and other watersports.
As an update to the race 4 location, the Lake Balaton battle is set to take place on the original 13-14 July date. Tickets on sale soon…"
Budapest mayor István Tarlós recently said the capital would not issue a permit for the Red Bull Air Race, planned for July 13-14 of this year, because of “inadequate conditions”, prompting a search by local organiser Hungaroring Sport for an alternative venue.
Zamárdi mayor Gyula Csákovics said earlier that visitors could watch the race from Zamárdi’s 3km-long beach, while pilots could use nearby airports in Sármellék, Siófok or Szentkirályszabadja.
The town of Keszthely, on the south-west shore of Lake Balaton, had also vied for holding the race, partnering with the neighbouring spa town of Héviz.
MTI Photo: Szigetváry Zsolt