WHAT HAPPENS when a drone goes head-to-head with a Supercar? Plenty, as it turns out. This is a cool, cool video..
WORDS: Richard Craill
COMPARED to their high-profile IndyCar racing rivals from Walkinshaw Andretti United, the Kostecki Brothers Racing outfit has had something of a lower-profile lead-in to the Bathurst 1000 this year – but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been up to cool stuff..
Released by the team this week, this video showcases what happens when you compare a 650-horsepower Supercar and a stunning, high-speed drone piloted by a teenage World Champion drone racing pilot. Yes, there are drone racing world championships and yes, we’re as interested as you are.
The young man in question is 15-year-old Aussie Rudi Browning, who won the 2018 World Drone Racing Championships held in Shenzhen, China.
The event included more than 120 drove racers from 34 countries competing, with the young Aussie coming out on top.
His next challenge was to see how his drone compared to the Boost Mobile-supported KBR squad’s Commodore at their pre-Bathurst test at Queensland Raceway earlier this week.
“The Supercars are insane but my racing drone does give it a run for its money!,” Browning said.
“The drones I fly can go well over 200kmh and reach those speeds in only a couple of seconds. I use first person view goggles that allow me to see what the camera sees onboard the drone. The close up and unique angles I can achieve with my drone open many opportunities for action sports filming.
“Being crowned World Champion was an amazing experience that has allowed me to transfer many of my racing skills into fast aerial filming.”
The vision is certainly stunning – check it out in the video below.
We’re off to Google to find out more about the Drone Racing World Championships..