The evolution of racing

the most spectacular racing format to date

DR1

A NEW LEVEL OF „SPECTACULAR”

Drone racing is often dubbed the “sport of the future”, and with the DR1 DHL Champions Series, you can clearly see why. Since a drone race can literally take place anywhere, we chose nothing less than the most spectacular venues imaginable to create ultra-demanding race tracks. Only the best pilots out there stand a chance to make it to the finish line – so good for us that we got only the best pilots out there to sign in for the Champions Series. DHL has been using drone technology in their field of business for quite some time and keeps looking for ways to revolutionize logistics through drones. The peak of any technology is naturally developed in the most competetive format: The race. That’s why DHL teamed up with DR1 to create this one-of-a-kind drone racing series.

DHL is the Founding Partner, Official Logistics Provider and title sponsor of the DR1 Drone Racing Champions Series

THE RACE TRACKS

TRONA PINNACLES
Race 1

TRONA PINNACLES

Rising from the cracked earth of a lake bed near Death Valley comes a course hand made by Mother Nature’s nightmares. Get ready for the craziest slalom course the sport of drone racing has ever known!
First airing: 31st October, Eurosport 1

MOJAVE BONEYARD
Race 2

MOJAVE BONEYARD

Within a boneyard of ominous steel skeletons, the sport of the future rises from the ashes of aviation’s past! Can the pilots stay cool on this demanding desert track?
First airing: 8th November, Eurosport 1

DHL TOWER
Race 3

DHL TOWER

Measuring 162.5 meters tall, DHL’s mammoth tower is possibly the most vertical racing track in drone racing history. In this case, pride comes after a fall.
First airing: 15th November, Eurosport 1

BUNOWEN CASTLE
Race 4

BUNOWEN CASTLE

These old walls already housed a pirate queen, Vikings and the British Army in WWI. What better place to make racing history than this historic Irish castle?
First airing: 22nd November, Eurosport 1

Spike Island
Race 5

Spike Island

A 6th Century Monastery, a 24-acre Fortress, the largest prison in Victorian times and now a drone racing track in a league all its own!
First airing: 29th November, Eurosport 1

ISLE OF MAN
Race 6

ISLE OF MAN

Not only will the Champions Series Finals fly the historic Isle Of Man, but it is only fitting that they’ll do so 110 years after the very first Isle of Man TT race!
First airing: 6th December, Eurosport 1

SEE WHAT THE 2017 SEASON
HAS IN STORE FOR YOU

The heat is on: watch all five teams fight for glory on six breathtaking tracks, with no limits other than their will and courage.

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