The Drone Racing League has introduced that Jordan “Jet” Temkin is the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion. It’s the second time Temkin has been awarded the title of the “World’s Greatest Drone Pilot”.
Jet received the ultimate race as he sped by way of the Grand Tour Finish Gate throughout DRL’s fierce season finale on the Alexandra Palace in London.
After racing in opposition to DRL’s eight high pilots throughout a spherical robin format and battling it by way of seven heats, Jet was topped the DRL World Champion for the second 12 months in a row. In 2016, the 25-year-old pilot from Fort Collins, Colorado got here first in DRL’s inaugural season.
“We’re so proud of Jet, a two-time DRL winner, who consistently navigated hairpin, razor sharp turns with precision and speed,” mentioned DRL CEO & founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “He has proven himself to be the best drone pilot on the planet, and we can’t wait for him to return for the 2018 Season.”
Jet wins debut season of the Racer3 drone
DRL’s official drone, the Racer3, is utilized by all pilots in each race of the season. It places rivals on a stage taking part in discipline and is able to hitting speeds over 80mph.
The championship race put Jet’s expertise to the take a look at, the place he raced the hand-built Racer3 drone by way of the primary ever FPV Power Loop: a sequence of sunshine gates protecting 180 levels, which forces the drones into an inverted dive at full pace.
DRL not too long ago constructed a customized drone, the RacerX, and achieved a world document pace of virtually 180mph:
“Winning DRL allows me to continue doing what I love: drone racing all day, every day.”
“Being named the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion feels surreal, and winning for the second season proves that practice pays off,” mentioned Jet. “Winning DRL allows me to continue doing what I love: drone racing all day, every day.”
The 2017 DRL Season Finale premiered Friday evening at 9pm EST on ESPN, and can air internationally on Sky, Prosieben, OSN and Disney XD in 75 international locations internationally.
The season reached greater than 75 million followers all over the world, together with greater than 33 million broadcast viewers and greater than 45 million views of its digital content material. Partners embody title sponsor Allianz, Toy State, Amazon (Prime Video), Swatch, FORTO Coffee Shots and the U.S. Air Force.