CHAMPION! JET goes Back-to-Back at Drone Racing League

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He’s done it again! Jordan JET Temkin defend his title on a thrilling final at London to be crowned the 2017 Drone Racing League Champion.

This is Jet’s second DRL championship win; the 25-year-old drone pilot from Fort Collins, Colorado placed first in DRL’s inaugural 2016 season.

“Being named the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion feels surreal, and winning for a second season proves that practice pays off,” said Jet. “Winning DRL allows me to continue doing what I love: drone racing all day, every day.”

After racing against DRL’s eight top pilots during a round robin format, and battling it through the seven most important heats of his life, Jet was crowned the DRL World Champion for the second year in a row. In 2016, the 25-year-old drone pilot from Fort Collins, Colorado placed first in DRL’s inaugural season.

“We’re so proud of Jet, a two-time DRL winner, who consistently navigated hair-pin, razor sharp turns with precision and speed,” said DRL CEO/Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “He has proven himself to be the best drone pilot on the planet, and we can’t wait for him to return for the 2018 Season.”

The championship race put Jet’s drone racing skills to the test, where he raced the hand-built DRL Racer3 drone at speeds of more than 80 MPH, zooming through the first ever FPV Power Loop, a series of light gates covering 180 degrees, which forces the drones into an inverted dive at full speed.

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