Geneva, June 2017 – The Red Bull Air Race World Championship touched down once again in Japan on June 3/4 in the sprawling metropolis of Chiba City. Chiba is renowned as the birthplace of civil aviation in Japan and is famed for its samurai and warrior heritage.

Michael Goulian

Team Goulian had an amazing race falling short of making it in to the Final Four by only 0.118/sec! Michael had this to say about his week in Japan: “It was a great, long week. Coming to Japan is always special, but even more so in 2017. It’s our first race with our New Official Partner, Alpina Watches. The airplane performed amazing, and so did the Team and the 5th place finish kept us in a good spot in the points. We can hardly wait for the next Race to come in Budapest, and a new chance to continue to climb up the standings!”

 Goulian’s crisp, aggressive and athletic style of flying makes him a strong contender to take the ultimate Red Bull Air Race World Champion title and as the Championship heads to Budapest for the half-way point of the season, Goulian will be hoping for a strong result after his historic victory in the city in 2009.

Michael Goulian is one of the world’s most decorated aerial demonstration pilots and is one of only seven air show professionals to receive all three of the air show industries’ most prestigious awards: the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award, and the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and the ICAS Sword of Excellence.

Alpina in Chiba

Alpina was present during the exciting racing weekend in Chiba, Japan, inviting honored guests to experience Saturday’s qualifying and the race day on Sunday. On top of that, a special event was organized in the G6 Citizen flagship Ginza. Michael and his team were present and were thrilled to spend some one on one time with Alpina aficionados, VIP guests and press.

Stay tuned for more action from the Red Bull Air Race World Championship

10-11 February:                   Abu Dhabi, UAE
15-16 April:                           San Diego, USA
3-4 June:                               Chiba, Japan
July 1-2:                                Budapest, Hungary
July 22-23:                            Kazan, Russia
September 2-3:                    Porto, Portugal
September 16-17:                Lausitz, Germany
October 14-15:                     Indianapolis, USA