The Air Race 1 World Cup Presented by Chang, the premier air racing series in the world, has announced that sport and events logistics company, SEL, will be its Official Logistics Partner.
Hosted by the Sports Authority of Thailand, part of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the event will take place at the U-Tapao Naval Airbase from 17–19 November. This is the first time that the World Cup of air racing will be held in Asia.
SEL Logistics will plan and implement the shipment of 18 race aircraft and event equipment by freight from the previous race location in Reno, Nevada, USA to Thailand’s U-Tapao Airport and back home. SEL will lead the process and remain on hand throughout the complicated journey.
The world’s fastest motorsport and most pure air race challenges pilots in a demanding test of skill where eight pilots race head-to-head on a tight oval circuit at speeds of over 450 kilometres per hour just metres above the ground to be the first one to cross the finish line. Under such a high-pressure race environment it is absolutely vital that the aircraft be shipped safely and securely around the world to ensure the integrity of the fine-tuned machines which lives depend on.
Commenting on the partnership, Air Race 1 CEO, Jeff Zaltman, said:
The rigorous demands and sensitive timeline to transport all the aircraft and equipment from Nevada to Thailand is a logistical challenge, so it is reassuring to know that SEL, a dedicated and accomplished logistics solutions provider for sports events, is putting its expertise behind us.
About Air Race 1
Air Race 1 is pure motorsport at its fastest. It is a thrilling test of pilot skill in a class known as formula one air racing.
Formula one planes are a specifically defined airplane class with over 70 years of history which sets strict parameters regarding wing area, engine size and other technical characteristics.
Air Race 1 is the top international title in the sport and is sanctioned by all three international formula air racing associations. Air Race 1 World Cup is the event name and trading name of Air Race CC Ltd, which is registered in the United Kingdom and has a base of operations in Spain.
Air Race 1 is comprised of highly regarded industry-leading experts who have extensive experience in organizing and promoting air racing and air sports competitions on a global scale and who work hard to ensure the race is both safe and a monumental success for all.
About Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT)
SAT is a division of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Thailand. It is responsible for development of sport and sports tourism in Thailand.
About U-Tapao Naval Air Base
U-Tapao Naval Air Base is a joint civil-military public airport serving Rayong and Pattaya cities in Thailand. It serves as the Royal Thai Naval air base, home of the Royal Thai Navy Air Wing, and as a commercial passenger hub. It is also the home of a large Thai Airways maintenance facility, servicing the airline’s aircraft and other clients.
The Air Race 1 World Cup Presented by Chang will be shown live in Thailand, and later screened in over 100 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information please visit: