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Budapest mayor cancels Red Bull Air Race

Budapest’s mayor, István Tarlós, has announced that the Red Bull Air Race, held in the Hungarian capital since 2003, will not be allowed to take place this year. Mr Tarlós citied the objections of local residents and suggested the event’s organisers pick an alternative venue, such as the Danube Bend or the area around one of Hungaryʼs bigger lakes.

After last year’s race, the mayor said that he had received so many complaints about the noise that he would never allow it to take place again. “No matter how successful the event, Budapest’s residents canʼt be put through such an ordeal,” said the mayor.