What is the Air Race World Championship (ARWC)?
Air Race is building on the incredible legacy that the Red Bull Air Race leaves behind.
Some of the world’s best pilots will compete in the Air Race World Championship – navigating a challenging racetrack made up of inflatable air gates, pilots race against the clock in a bid for the fastest possible time.
Lake Macquarie is the third of five host cities to have been confirmed for the 2022 series, along with and Goodwood in the UK (9-10 July) and Jakarta (15-16 October). It’s also home to Matt Hall – the reigning world champion!
Air Race is introducing new sustainability measures to the event. They are working with aerospace energy technology partners to embrace the latest developments in alternative, low-emission, renewable aviation fuels.
Read more about the Air Race World Championship.
When is the event being held in Lake Macquarie?
The proposed race dates for Lake Macquarie event are 18-20 November 2022.
Where is the event being held?
ARWC has scoped potential sites on Lake Macquarie. The race course, VIP and public viewing areas will be finalised following a final site visit and the submission of a development application to Lake Macquarie City Council.
Who is hosting the event?
Dantia, Lake Macquarie’s economic development organisation, has signed a host city agreement with Touchpoint Group, the operators of ARWC.
The event has received $2.5 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. The $40 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
What is Council’s role in hosting the event?
Lake Macquarie is the host city for the Australian leg of the ARWC. Council is the approval authority for the race development application and will promote tourism and business opportunities arising from the event.
How long will Lake Macquarie be hosting an ARWC event?
Dantia has signed an agreement for Lake Macquarie to host the 2022 event with an option to host ARWC again in 2023 and 2024.