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6th February, 2019

Tarlós cancels Red Bull Air Race



Budapest mayor István Tarlós has had enough of the Red Bull Air Race, and will not issue a permit for holding the annual stunt fliers’ contest in Budapest planned for July.

The office said in a statement that “due to the inadequate nature of the circumstances of the event, City Hall cannot issue the permits.”

Tarlós said there had been complaints from Budapest residents of noise pollution and traffic restrictions.

Tarlós suggested the Danube Bend or the vicinity of a large Hungarian lake as alternative venues.


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