AIR RACE X is a new racing format that combines actual flight with the latest digital technology, AIR RACE X is the next generation of motorsports, establishing an unprecedented and innovative competition format and spectator style.
Pilots will fly at locations around the world and compete for time in a remote format.
The race will consists of:


AIR RACE X is an aerial motorsport utilizing the latest technologies.
Pilots with the world’s best flying skills compete remotely in terms of precision and time in operating race-specialized aircraft under extreme conditions of up to 400 km/h top speeds and up to 12G of acceleration forces.

Pilots will fly actual racetracks set up at various locations globally, competing for best times in a remote format.
This is achievable using precise flight data collected by sensors mounted on their aircraft, accurate to a 3 cm margin of error.

Despite being a remote competition, the intense race for 1/1000th of a second developments were made possible by AIR RACE X’s high-precision flight data measurement technology, a unique algorithm that automatically assigns handicap times based on flight location and weather information.



The AIR RACE X race format spans over three weekends.

The first weekend, marking the first half of the qualifying period, is dedicated to line judgments and aircraft adjustments as per the designated course layout with each team gearing up for race mode.

This period is likely to reveal various team strategies including those aiming to post early times and those observing the movements of other teams.

In the latter half of the qualifying period frequent time attacks by each team are expected.
Since qualifying points are also awarded there will be efforts to target other teams' times for further improvements.

Following the end of the qualifiers the final tournament matchups will be determined based on the rankings with the tournament being held on the subsequent weekend (Saturday or Sunday).

  • The qualifying period lasts for 10 days.
  • Each team's time is measured through individual flight time attacks.
  • A maximum of 2 qualifying attacks are allowed.
  • The top 8 teams in the qualifying rankings advance to the final tournament.
  • Championship points are awarded to teams placing 1st to 3rd in the qualifying rankings, based on their positions.



In the finals, opponents are determined based on the qualifying rankings.
This one-on-one knockout tournament does not include any consolation rounds for losers, ensuring that the races are filled with tension.

In the quarter-final, top and bottom teams from the qualifiers face off, potentially leading to unexpected outcomes.

The semi-final consists of two matchups.

The final, involving the last two competitors who have advanced, is a critical battle that determines the winner of the round and promises to be an unmissable event.

  • It's a one-on-one knockout tournament format.
  • Winners are determined based on race time, with no consolation rounds for losers.
  • First and second places are decided by the outcomes of the final.
  • Third and fourth places are determined by the times in the semi-final.
  • Rankings below fifth place are decided by the times in the quarter-final.

On the final day the race is broadcast globally and the results are announced. The overall winner of the tournament is determined by the outcome of the final race.

At the viewing venues for the digital round the race planes recreated in AR fly in front of the audience and are synchronized with the live broadcast. Spectators in designated viewing areas throughout the city can use mobile devices or AR goggles to enjoy an intense racing experience that would be impossible in real life.

This new style of spectating offered by AIR RACE X is realized through the XR technology (AR/VR/MR) of the spatial layer platform "STYLY".

*STYLY leads the spatial computing era and offers the platform “STYLY" enabling XR content creation/distribution for real facilities and urban/living spaces. It aims to unleash creativity, foster creation of new cultures/industry, and contribute to the evolution of humanity towards sustainable future.

Championship Point


"Championship Points" are awarded based on the final standings in each race.

Throughout the race year pilots accumulate points and the pilot with the most points at the end of the final race of the season wins the title of "Season Series Champion."


  • Exceeding Start Speed

    Exceeding Start Speed

    GPS ground speed exceeds Maximum Start Speed published for the Racetrack.

    *Penalty : Not more than 3kt / 1 sec, 3kt or more DNF

  • Too High

    Too High

    Passing a gate at an altitude exceeding 50 meters about the Track Baseline ***

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Climbing in the Gate

    Climbing in the Gate

    Flight path angle exceeds 10 degrees of climb while passing the gate

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Pylon Hit

    Pylon Hit

    Passing a gate in the area more than 12 meters from the lateral center, but less than 36 meters from center.

    *Penalty : 3 sec

  • Over G

    Over G

    Exceeding Maximum Load Factor, RDU records any Load Factor greater than 12 G. Pilot must land immediately and inspect the aircraft before next flight.

    *Penalty : DNF

  • Exceeding Start Altitude

    Passing the start gate at an altitude exceeding 50 meters about the Track Baseline ***

    *Penalty : DNF

  • Too Low

    Passing a gate at an altitude less than 15 meters about the Track Baseline ***

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Incorrect Level

    Passing a gate with bank angle more than 20 degrees

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Descending in the Gate

    Flight path angle exceeds 5 degrees of descent while passing the gate

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Incorrect HIGH Turn

    Flight path does not reach 500 ft. above Track Baseline between Turn gate and Recovery Gate.

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Incorrect LOW Turn

    Flight path does not reach 250 ft. above Track Baseline between Turn gate and Recovery Gate.

    *Penalty : 2 sec

  • Incorrect Vertical Roll

    Flight path does not reach 700 ft above Track Baseline, or does not rotate at least 315 degrees around its longitudinal axis before crossing the plane of the “Turn Gate”

    *Penalty : 3 sec

  • Course Deviation

    Flight path deviates laterally beyond the Pylon Hit detection area.

    *Penalty : DNF

  • Safety Climb Out(SCO)

    If more than 30 seconds has elapsed without a gate passage being detected.

    *Penalty : DNF