Drone GP Race @ Swiss Innovation Week 2019
In collaboration with DGP, swissnex China will be organizing the first-ever drone race at an Embassy during the Swiss Innovation Week at the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing. The race will unfold during the evening as the race track is illuminated by LEDs and lights, allowing the public to experience a exhilarating spectacle. This exhibition match will connect Swiss and Chinese pilots for a friendly drone race competition on a specially-designed track will loop around the Embassy.
swissnex China CEO Dr. Felix Moesner and DGP Founder Steven Wang will open the event. The competition will take place in two parts: A team race with three rounds where one pilot of each country will be facing each other and an individual race where all the drones will fly at once. At the end, the winners of the swissnex Drone Racing Championship will be awarded by swissnex China and the Embassy of Switzerland.
Youtube livestream link: https://youtu.be/tN2kYaBrXGA
QQ livestream link:http://live.qq.com/10106278?_r=1
- Maxime Guarnero was piloting R/C Cars from a young age. Then, his engagement among Swiss Air Force brought him to FPV. The TBS Caipi – long range setup – was his first investment in FPV, it was in 2016. One thing leading to another, he bought his first Quad and started Racing FPV. From then, he participated in several international competition and was ranked 6th in the international Racing Association Global ranking.
- Michael Husarik started flying drones as he does photo- & videography for real estate companies and he wanted to find some other ways of filming with drones other than DJI products. He was hooked right away with FPV freestyle. After he took part in a DCL (Drone Champions League) show event he was immediately drawn to the world of FPV racing. In his career he has built around 30 FPV drones and counting. He’s been drafted by the Team “FVP Gentleman’s Club” as a Team Pilot and was ranked 10th overall in the Season of Swiss drone league 2018
|Maxime Guarn||Michael Husarik|
- Qiang Long is a member of the Drone Racing National Team of China. Since he was young, he had an attraction for small robots. He won several races and have attends many events in movies or TV shows. He was present at the event organized by DGP to promote Mercedes F1 where he taught Lewis Hamilton how to fly racing drone.
- Kong Haisen, whose name means sky, is 22 years old and currently holds Top Rank in China in the national team qualify races. He won 3 events last year and has never crashed a Drone. Kong is a promising young star.
|Qiang Long||Kong Haisen|
About Drone GP
DGP is a professional drone racing league in Asia. It’s a Shanghai-based company founded in 2017 by Steven Wang who is the former director of Entertainment Sport Programming Network Incorporated star sports Asia and the Press Officer of European Tour. DGP is the first Chinese company to broadcast live drone races. They have 5 races every year across Asia and the races are being watched by millions of people through networks and online platforms. The firm are developing and creating their own race drones and have their own signal transmit technology.
Past drone race:
Drone Racing in Switzerland
In Switzerland, first person view (FPV) races is the most popular drone sport among drone pilots. Drones are getting more and more popular among the Swiss population (more than 100’00 drones are flying in Switzerland). The drone racing scene in Switzerland wasn’t regularized and unified until last year. In 2018, the first Swiss drone league (SDL) was created with races unfolding in three different cities: Lausanne, Bern and St.-Gallen. The initiative was a success and a new SDL will begin in 2019.
Teaser for the SDL 2019: