Paul Bonhomme won round five of the Red Bull Air Race at Ascot
Last Updated: 17/08/14 10:53pm
Defending champion Paul Bonhomme won round five of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Ascot racecourse.
Bonhomme thrilled a crowd of 30,000 with his first win in the series since the opener in Abu Dhabi, finishing ahead of fellow Briton Nigel Lamb with Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff claiming third.
Victory saw Bonhomme cut Hannes Arch’s lead in the championship to two points after the Austrian finished a disappointing eighth.
With only three rounds remaining the title race appears to be going to the wire - next stop in the eight-round series is Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas on September 5.
Red Bull Air Race - Final Four result:
1. P Bonhomme (GB) 1:11.579
2. N Lamb (GB) 1:11.750
3. N Ivanoff (Fra) 1:11.884
4. M Dolderer (Ger) 1:12.024
Red World Championship standings:
1. H Arch (Aut) 43
2. P Bonhomme (GB) 41
3. Nl Lamb (GB) 35
4. M Hall (Aus) 25
5. P McLeod (Can) 18