Alpina Watches Brand Ambassador Michael Goulian ready to fly at the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race
The brand’s collaboration with Michael Goulian has started in the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship events around the world, as Official Team Partner and in various activations at the most distinguished air shows in the United States.
Michael Goulian of the United States performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 3, 2018. // Andreas Langreiter / Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1UNFGZ2292111 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //
After last year’s win at the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race where more than 50,000 spectators watched on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Michael’s impressive 53.695 second time through the track during the Final 4, ultimately pushing him at the top of the podium, Alpina is wishing all the best for Michael’s 11th season flying in the series!
On February 8th – 9th It will once again set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand- new World Championship. The Red Bull Air Race will kick off in style, offering fans the perfect racing destination with plenty to see, do and experience away from the racetrack.
The race will take place over the Arabian Gulf’s stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater. With unrivalled views of the race and the UAE capital’s impressive skyline, the arena will be an entertainment focal point for all the family.
Michael Goulian of the United States performs during the finals at the first round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on February 3, 2018. // Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1UNGN8FHW2111 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //
About Team Goulian
Michael Goulian is one of the most experienced and determined contenders for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, and since his first race in 2004 the American has accumulated career highlights including memorable wins at the iconic stops of Budapest, Hungary (2009), Abu Dhabi, UAE (2018), and Indianapolis (2018). Before beginning his racing career, Goulian earned the US National Unlimited Aerobatics Championship and the National Advanced Aerobatics Championship, and he continues to be a popular performer of aerial demonstrations. Goulian is one of just seven pilots ever to earn the triple crown of industry honors for airshow flying: the Art Scholl Memorial Award, the Bill Barber Award and the ICAS Sword of Excellence. Goulian further holds the distinction of being an honorary member of the legendary US Navy Blue Angels. Based in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, the team flies the number 99 Edge 540 in the series.
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About Red Bull Air Race
Created in 2003, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has held more than 80 races around the globe. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight racing planes, pilots hit speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 10G as they navigate a low-level slalom track marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. In 2014, the Challenger Cup was conceived to help the next generation of pilots develop the skills needed for potential advancement to the Master Class that vies for the World Championship.