DHL partners with world's fastest motor sport series
- DHL Global Forwarding signs logistics agreement for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014
- The Official Logistics Partnership combines ocean, air and road freight capabilities for eight races in seven countries
DHL Global Forwarding will be managing the transportation of the lightweight racing planes.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, returns as the official Logistics Partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The company signed an agreement for the world's fastest motorsport series starting this month, after previously being involved for three years. DHL Global Forwarding will be managing the transportation of the lightweight racing planes, spare parts, fuel and other racing equipment such as television and broadcasting equipment for the global racing series. After taking a break for three years, the series returns in 2014 with a new season and its first stop in Abu Dhabi on February 28.
"We are very pleased that the Red Bull Air Race returns to the global stage and proud to once again be the logistics partner. The series embraces speed, precision and skill on a global scale at the highest level - attributes that are at the core of our business. By means of our sport logistics experience we're happy to bring the series to the next level", says Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding.
DHL will carry out the logistics for the eight races on three continents
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.
DHL Global Forwarding will coordinate and carry out the logistics for the overall eight races on three continents throughout the year. Besides the UAE, the series will make a stop in Croatia, Malaysia, Poland, Great Britain, the U.S. (two races) and China. DHL supports the Red Bull Air Race organizers through intelligent logistics, using appropriate transport modes - including ocean, air, and road freight - in order to ensure on-time delivery in the most environmentally friendly way.
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 and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 25 meters high.