Japan's Muroya claims third air race with breathtaking aerobatics

Air race fans got their money's worth as Japan's Yoshihide Muroya claimed an epic air race in Germany to stay in the running for the championship.

LAUSITZ, Germany (Reuters) - Japan's Yoshihide Muroya has pulled off some breathtaking aerial stunts to claim his third Red Bull air race this series.

Muroya took the victory above Germany's Lausitzring race circuit on Sunday (Sept 17) to move up to second place in the championship, only four points behind Czech Republic's Martin Sonka, the series leader.

Sonka finished in third place behind Australia's Matt Hall.

Now the race teams and their fans have four high-pressure weeks to wait until the season reaches its climax at Indianapolis from Oct 14 to 15.