KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) -- Yoshihide Muroya is determined to keep the Asian flag flying when competing in Round 3 of the Red Bull Air Race this weekend in Putrajaya.
The 41-year-old Japanese ace hopes to make Asia proud on race day as he is the only pilot from the continent out of 12 pilots in the Master Class and is currently fourth in the standings.
"I have big fans in Japan. I have good connections with the Asian aviation scene, so I'm hoping that there will be a lot of fans in Malaysia too.
"It definitely feels closer to home - as there is only a one hour time difference in Japan, it will be so easy to adapt with no jet lag! I think of it as a 'neighbour home race'," said Muroya in a statement issued by the organiser here today.
He is currently third behind leader Austria's Hannes Arch and Britain's Paul Bonhomme after Round 2 of the race at Rovinj, Croatia last month.....