English pilot Nigel Lamb flies over San Diego Bay in the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. AP Images/Red Bull Content Pool
English pilot Nigel Lamb flies over San Diego Bay in the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
AP Images/Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will return to San Diego Bay in April after an eight-year hiatus.

Pilots in lightweight racing planes will maneuver around floating pylons just tens of feet above the water at speeds up to 230 mph.

The races on April 15 and 16 will be the first of two U.S. stops, with the series finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October.

Spectators can watch the high-speed action from the North or South Embarcadero Marina Parks. Tickets starting at $20 are on sale now at www.redbullairrace.com.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.