Austrian Pilot Bastian Hackl takes the win at the debut of Red Bull DR.ONE

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Drones fly during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

Vladimir Ivanov (RUS) lost his lead from Day 1 after he failed to beat the drone racing wonder kid from Austria, Bastian Hackl in the Final of the Red Bull DR.ONE. Polish pilot Mac Poschwald finished in third after navigating the challenging, fast and technical course in Spielberg, Austria.

Bastian Hackl, 20-year-old drone pilot from Jois, Austria, won the first ever Red Bull DR.ONE race after a dramatic comeback on Race Day 2. In second, Russian pilot Vladimir Ivanov, followed by Polish pilot Mac Poschwald in third place.

Winner Bastian Hackl of Austria seen during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool

 

“I realized that it was essential to keep cool at the start of all races and to speed-up the closer the field got to the finish”, explains Bastian Hackl about his strategy for the drone racing weekend in Spielberg.

Drones fly during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull DR.ONE is not the typical speed style drone racing event, but rather a mixture of speed, precision flying and strategy. The Trap-Gates – inspired by the four elements earth, wind, fire and air – are integrated in this track. A track of this calibre did not exist until now.

 

(L-R) Second place Vladimir Ivanov of Russia, winner Bastian Hackl of Austria and third place Mac Poschwald of Poland celebrate at the award ceremony during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool

FINAL POSITION / NAME / RACENAME:

1. Bastian Hackl (AUT) – Zacki FPV

2. Vladimir Ivanov (RUS) – VovaN60

3. Mac Poschwald (POL) – Mac FPV

4. Heiko Schenk (GER) – Heiko Schenk

5. Brett Collins (GBR) – COLLISion FPV

6. Jan Mittner (CZE) – janmittner

7. Niklas Solle (GER) – Upsidedown FPV

8. YoungRok Son (KOR) – Rock Son

9. Dino Joghi (NED) – GhettoDino FPV

10. Andrew Meyer (CAN) – MayMayDay

11. Benoit Sartorius (FRA) – Sartorius

12. Johnny Schaer (USA)  Johnny FPV

13. Tom Smith (GBR) – DeathLad

14. Giuseppe Rinaldi (ITA) – BadSide84 FPV

15. Ross Kerker (AUS)  – rekreK

16. Hrvoje Klicper (CRO) – Klic

17. Walter Kirsch (AUT) – cherry

18. Marc Heininger (SUI) – Silverstone

Spectators watch the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool
A drone flies during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool
Pilots seen during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool
Drone seen during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
Armin Walcher / Red Bull Content Pool
A drone flies during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool
A drone catches fire after a crash during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 29, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool
Drones fly during the Red Bull DR.ONE in Spielberg, Austria on September 30, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

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