Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service
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.
“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.
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.
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