Rudi Browning from Australia is crowned first FAI World Drone Racing Champion in Shenzhen (CHN)

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Drone Racing web clips | First time World Champion Rudi Browning (AUS) crowned in Shenzhen (CHN)

A total of 128 pilots, including 44 juniors and 13 women, from 34 countries came to China for the first edition of this FAI World Drone Racing Championships from November 1 – 4, 2018. 15-year-old Rudi Browning from Australia has been crowned FAI World Drone Racing Champion after a stunning four days of competition in Shenzhen, China. Wanraya Wannapong, the 11-year-old drone-master from Thailand won the Women’s FAI World Drone Racing Championship.



Switzerland’s Timothy Trowbridge is the holder of the new FAI world record for speed over 100m with a racing drone. The racing star hit an average speed of 114.2382 km/h across two separate runs of the 100m track, which was specially constructed for the FAI World Drone Racing Championships here at the Shenzhen Universiade Center-Stadium. FAI Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in four categories: Overall; Women; Junior; and National Teams (consisting of up to five pilots). The winners also took home a share of the $250,000 prize pot, with the Overall Champion claiming $24,000.

1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships 2018 – Shenzhen (CHN) – Finals from World of Freesports on Vimeo.

Results

Overall

Gold – Rudi Browning (AUS)

Silver – Bastian Hackl (AUT)

Bronze – Karlis Gross (LAT)

Women

Gold – Wanraya Wannapong (THA)

Silver – GaYeon Mo (KOR)

Bronze – Ting Yu Chao (TPE)

Junior

Gold – Oscar Nilsson (SWE)

Silver – Qianti Hu (CHN)

Bronze – Rudi Browning (AUS)

1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships 2018 – Shenzhen (CHN) – Finals from World of Freesports on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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