July 3, 2019 3.51 pm This story is over 58 months old

Bonkers Red Arrows soapbox ready to fly

They are taking on the race in Red 11

A team of RAF engineers have built a bonkers soapbox cart inspired by the Red Arrows.

Team Must Dash will be taking on the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London this weekend on Sunday, July 7.

They will flying down the racetrack and trying to avoid all of the obstacles in Red 11, a lesser known member of the aerobatic team.

Pilot Ken Pike told The Lincolnite that it was built around a ladder and three dust bins.

“It really looks fantastic,” said Ken. “We have had a great time putting it all together over the last couple of weeks.

Team Must Dash attempted the race in a Lancaster Bomber two years ago. Photo: Team Must Dash

“We just wanted to show the RAF in a cheery and lighthearted way, it’s not all about fighting wars.

“It really is quite sturdy so we’ve got high hopes of making it all the way down to the bottom.

“We’ve even got a few tricks up our sleeve that we are keeping under wraps, but if you think about what the Red Arrows do you will be on the right lines.”

Dave TV will be showing the race later that day from 5pm on July 7.

Red Bull has been hosting the soapbox race since the year 2000 and have held over 100 events all around the world.

Team Must Dash 2019

The ever-zany Team Must Dash chaps are back at their madcap antics again as they return to the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace this weekend.With a revised cart and some further tricks up their sleeve, the guys hope to raise awareness of STEM careers in the RAF and show that engineering can be fun (and utterly bonkers.)Please support their cause and help them retain their "People's Champion" crown from 2017 by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/2IMvRSv and then on the vote button.

Posted by Royal Air Force on Wednesday, 3 July 2019

The same team took on the race in 2017 with a Lancaster Bomber inspired cart and even won the people’s choice award.

They are vying to win the same award this year and have asked people to vote for them on the Red Bull website.