The Red Bull Air Race, for the second year in a row, went to San Diego. And for the second race in a row, Paul Bonhomme took a win.
However, the only difference to this race was that instead of Hannes Arch competing for the win against Bonhomme, it was defending champion Mike Mangold, but he still wasn't enough to stop the Electric Englishman.
Bonhomme beat Mangold by a full 2 seconds or so while the third place run was won by Kirby Chambliss against Hannes Arch.
Bonhomme was ecstatic. "I'm very pleased to take the win" said Bonhomme about his run, "you have to be consistent in every session all the time" he added later.
Further down the field, Nigel Lamb with his new set of wings, pulled off a disappointing sixth place on a bad setup while Peter Besenyei touched a gate and took only two points. Glen Dell rounded out the pilots by coming in last.
The Californian crowd got to see some high flying and were rewarded with two American pilots on the podium.
Next up on the calendar, in over three weeks time is Detroit. For the first time, the motor city will make way for airplanes. This will also be the first time that the Red Bull Air Race will be hosted in two countries simultaneously, as Detroit is bordering the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario.
See you in Detroit!
Photography Credit: Daniel Grund, 2008