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Chiba Expectations from the sidelines

Posted on: 19 May 2017 by: Nigel Lamb

San Diego was such a great race to watch; I wish I’d been there! With excellent weather and a good looking crowd, the racing was thrilling with some of the major upsets offering us a flavour of the season to come. Variation on the podium and the Championship wide open to several pilots. The margins were very tight and the race was won by Yoshi Muroya taking a very bold line and not making a mistake as others did. The sign of a true champion.

Here’s my take on what we can expect from each of the pilots in Chiba:

Retired Life isn't so Bad After All

Posted on: 10 Mar 2017 by: Nigel Lamb

What an amazing experience it has been to play golf again with Nick Price, Spider Miller and Mike Goulian. After our pre-race round in Indianapolis last year, Mike and I decided we’d like to take Nick and Spider for a formation aerobatic session and a Flying / Golfing plan was hatched.

End of an Era

Posted on: 19 Jan 2017 by: Nigel Lamb

I know this is way late but here’s how my air racing career came to an end . . . First of all, why the decision made before the 2016 season started that it would be my last? It’s very simple really . . . very early in my career, I made a promise to myself and to my family that, if ever the ‘flame of passion’ began to dwindle, I would stop operating high performance machines near the ground.

Lausitz Perspective

Posted on: 5 Sep 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

It’s essential to keep life in perspective, especially in sport. Amongst the negative Olympic news of mosquitoes, unfinished infrastructure and drug cheats, there were plenty of inspirational stories to admire and inspire.

Budapest Reflections

Posted on: 18 Jul 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

The track was tricky even in calm conditions. To have flown so well in similarly turbulent conditions from the first Free Practice and then to put in such an abysmal run when it really counted today is an immense disappointment.

Reflections on a far More Competitive Second Race

Posted on: 11 May 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

Spielberg was a total contrast to 2016’s first race in Abu Dhabi . . the preparation in Graz and Free Practice days in the track were so relaxed and our team was not bombarded by outside pressures and stress.

Abu Dhabi Reactions

Posted on: 12 Mar 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

Although we haven't gone through to the round of 8, I feel happy with many elements of today.

My last season, and I aim to make the most of it!

Posted on: 9 Mar 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

When you’re feeling fit and the competitive flame still burns bright, it’s tough to know the right moment to retire!

All Set for 2016

Posted on: 23 Feb 2016 by: Nigel Lamb

We were delighted to see the MXS off to Germany on Friday to catch the air transport to Abu Dhabi this week. The MXS is very well setup and I enjoyed about 20 air testing / training flights in the last three weeks.

Las Vegas

Posted on: 28 Oct 2015 by: Nigel Lamb

Having posted such good times with the 2014 elevator set-up in Fort Worth, I came to Las Vegas with high hopes. Everything started very well with our team being fastest on Friday in all three Training sessions.