The first official high-speed race of the newly christened Drone Champions League will be held in August in Reutte, Tyrol. Captivating flight manoeuvres and brilliant scenery are bringing the latest sports trend to Europe.
REUTTE (AUT) – From the 12th to the 14th of August, the first official race of the Drone Champions League is coming to Castle Ehrenburg in Reutte, Tyrol. It's the beginning of a race series, although the test-event in Frankfurt has already met with success. Drone races are a long-established tradition in the Far East and the USA, and now they are coming to Europe, with the founding of the Drone Champions League. After a successful test run in Frankfurt, the first official inaugural race will take place in Reutte in Tyrol. The competitors come from all over Europe, with 40 starters from Poland, Lichtenstein, England, Switzerland, Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Austria and from the Benelux Union.
Drone racing involves steering flying robots with a maximum speed of 140km/h through gates and pylons using tiny and very precise joystick movements. The pilots use virtual reality goggles to view the course in real-time, from the drone's perspective. The racer feels like they are sitting in a cockpit in the drone itself.
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