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Yoshihide Muroya clinches Red Bull Air Race Championship title

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:36

Japanese pilot Yoshihide Muroya soars to win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to clinch 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship title

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SHOWS: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 15, 2017) (SMARAGD MEDIA - BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) 1. YOSHIHIDE MUROYA COMPLETING LAPS AROUND CIRCUIT DURING HIS RUN AT RED BULL AIR RACE SEASON FINALE EVENT AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2. MUROYA IN COCKPIT AFTER COMPLETING HIS RUN 3. RACE CAR DRIVER AND INDY 500 WINNER TAKUMA SATO CELEBRATING MUROYA WIN 4. MUROYA CELEBRATING IN COCKPIT JUST AFTER COMPLETING HIS RUN AND BEING TOLD HIS TIME WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO MOVE HIM INTO FIRST PLACE FOR EVENT 5. MUROYA CELEBRATING BY FLYING PLANE STRAIGHT UP 6. MUROYA ACCEPTING AND RAISING 2017 RED BULL AIR RACE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER TROPHY 7. MUROYA AT POST RACE INTERVIEW 8. (SOUNDBITE)(English) YOSHIHIDE MUROYA SAYING: "Yeah we're aiming to world champion but, you know, really tight championship ever and we are behind to start so it's a long way and hard way but finally just one point ahead but made it." 9. MUROYA DOING TRADITIONAL WINNER'S KISSING OF BRICKS AT START/FINISH LINE ON TRACK 10. VARIOUS MUROYA SHOWING SATO HIS RACE PLANE BEFORE START OF RACE 11. (SOUNDBITE)(English) RACE CAR DRIVER TAKUMA SATO BEFORE START OF RACE SAYING: "Well very excited, first time ever being to Red Bull Air Race and of course come to see Yoshi to cheer him but Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special place for me, as well as everyone else, but today's very exciting the situation so I just come and cheer him." STORY: Yoshihide Muroya piloted his way to a thrilling win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to clinch the Red Bull Air Race World Championship title in the final event of the season. The 44-year-old from Japan entered the weekend in second place in the top level Master Class overall standings, four points behind the Czech Republic's Martin Sonka, with 15 points available to the Indy winner. Muroya's run of 1 minute, 3.026 seconds was easily fast enough for the win and coupled with Sonka earning just seven points from his fourth place finish gave Muroya 74 points to Sonka's 70 and crowned the Japanese pilot this season's champ. 2016 champion Matthias Dolderer of Germany placed second with a time of 1:05.546 with Spain's Juan Velarde third in 1:05.829.

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Yoshihide Muroya clinches Red Bull Air Race Championship title

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 01:36