Steve Jones Wins Red Bull Air Race in Portugal
600,000 spectators packed the banks of the Douro River in Porto and Gaia, Portugal for the eighth leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2007, making it the biggest single-day sporting event in Portuguese history.
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Steve Jones (UK) beat Mike Mangold (USA) by 0.38 of a second in a thrilling battle and had his first victory of the season.
Jones put in a sterling performance for the huge Portuguese crowd with a great run in the final through the 17-gate course to defeat Mangold. He posted a winning time of 1 minute 10.00 seconds. Paul Bonhomme (UK) took third by winning the consolation race against Peter Besenyei (Hungary).
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