Red Bull Cancels Season Finale
July 8, 2010 — Delays in reaching a revised host city agreement has forced Red Bull to cancel the final air race for the 2010 World Championship, which was to be held in Portugal on September 4-5. The negotiation process with Tourism Portugal and the associated cities of Lisbon, Porto and Gaia was positive, Red Bull stated in a news release, “however time ran out to execute a race of this size, complexity and of the quality expected of the strong fan base in Portugal.”
"The Red Bull Air Race is committed to keeping Portugal on the race calendar, however, due to the delays in finalizing the agreement, we were faced with making a tough decision to cancel the race for 2010 due to the time available to plan and execute a quality event." said Mr Bernd Loidl, CEO Red Bull Air Race GmbH.
“Every effort was made from all sides to reach a revised agreement; however, time simply ran out. We hope to continue discussions to see the race return to Portugal again in the near future.”