Japan's Muroya wins Air Race World Championship

Yoshihide Muroya became Japan's first Air Race World Champion.

Red Bull Air Race World Championship'17

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan performs during practice day at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

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Yoshihide Muroya of Japan

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan celebrates during the World Championship Award Ceremony at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States.

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Yard of Bricks

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan kisses the Yard of Bricks after he won the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States.

The tradition of kissing the Yard of Bricks by race winners at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most famous traditions in motor sports.

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Japan's first World Champion

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan poses for a photograph after he won the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States on October 15, 2017. Muroya is Japan's first World Champion.

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Race day

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan prepares to take off during race day at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States.

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Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan performs during practice day at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 13, 2017.

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Muroya?s race: Disaster to delirium

Yoshihide Muroya of Japan performs during the qualifying day at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States.

Yoshihide Muroya?s race went from disaster to delirium on Sunday, when after facing elimination in his opening heat, the Japanese pilot finished as the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

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Hot Race

Nicolas Ivanoff of France performs during race day at the eighth round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, United States on October 15, 2017.

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