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Muroya claims historic first win for Japan and all of Asia

June 7, 2016 Sports No Comments Email Email

image015Yoshihide Muroya wrote a new page in Japan’s sporting history on Sunday with his first race win – and the first-ever for Asia – at the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Chiba, Japan.

 Australian Matt Hall finished seventh after taking his aircraft past the G-force limit in the round of 8.

Hall, who had thrown down a sizzling 1:05.029 – the second fastest time of the round of 14, pushed a hair too hard on the first high-G turn of his run against Kirby Chambliss and was forced by officials to retire on his round of 8 run for an over-G.

 The result sees Hall remain stagnant in eighth in the overall standings on 12 points, 18 behind runaway series leader Matthias Dolderer of Germany (30). Chambliss, who finished third today is now second on 20 points with Nicolas Ivanoff third on 19.

“There was certainly an opportunity to move up the rankings today and it’s disappointing to make the over-G error,” Hall said. “It was the first race-day over-G of my career but the competition is so close now that you have to be on the limit the whole time.”

Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016 Stop 3 - Chiba, Japan – Matt H...

 The fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be held over the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary on the weekend of July 16-17.

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