DR1 Racing has unveiled the new Pro Class racing drone for the league’s upcoming 2018 season, measuring over four times larger than previous devices.
The giant Pro Class drones can reach speeds of 100mph in just over one second.
DR1 Racing is currently looking to build on last year’s success, where the Champions Series finals were the most watched drone racing event in the world with record ratings on CBS, Eurosport, beIN Sports, and Fox Sports Asia.
Brad Foxhoven, CEO and founder of DR1, said: “To grow the sport of drone racing, the size of the racing drones themselves needed to become larger.”
He added: “This new addition to the Champions Series redefines the sport of drone racing, and reinforces DR1 Racing’s commitment to innovation in our emerging sport.”
Demonstrating further commitment to DR1, DHL has expanded the company’s title sponsorship of the Champions Series on into the 2019 season.
In addition to DHL, Mountain Dew will also returns for a third year as the exclusive beverage partner of DR1 Racing, as well as the presenting sponsor for Champions Series.
The season lifts off on October 4th on beIN Sports in the US, and on the 25th of October in Europe on Eurosport.