Kirby Chambliss (USA) beat Paul Bonhomme (GBR) in a spectacular Red Bull Air Race World Championship battle in Detroit on Sunday in front of a crowd of 750,000 U.S. and Canadian spectators lined up along the banks of the Detroit River. Chambliss was clocked in a winning time of 1:12
.08, just 0.15 seconds faster than Bonhomme (1:12
.23) in the third race of the 10-stop 2008 World Championship. The Brit still leads the championship. But Chambliss has proven he can be beaten.
"It worked out fairly well," said Chambliss "I went crazy and went out as fast as I could fly. I know Paul's going to put down a fast time. He's got a fast airplane. I don't know whether he went just a little bit conservative or something. But I'll take the win."