Giant drone race to debut at New York ePrix


Credit: FDR

The Titan Grand Prix Racing Organisation have announced that they will be making their debut this weekend in a contest between one of their giant drones and a Formula E car.

Champion drone pilots Zachry Thayer and Jordan Temkin will pilot the Titan Grand Prix GFD1 drone in a best of three contest against a Formula E car around a section of the New York track.

Speaking about the event, Titan series owners Joe Herbert, Lee Baran, Joel Jackson, Adrian Taverner, and Scott Phan said, “We are so happy to be working with FDR on this.

“The NYC ePrix is the perfect venue for introducing TGP and the GFD1 to the world.”

They will then compete against other drones in a team endurance race, with two pilots and 1 pit engineer per team. Each pilot flies until their battery is depleted, at which time they enter the pits to change drones and pilots.

Fans attending the race will be able to get a first-hand look at the elements of the drones and experience the races through the eyes of the pilot with specialty goggles.

The organisers hope to develop the Titan series into an international drone racing championship with the fastest, largest, and most powerful racing drones in the world.

They are currently in discussions with investors, and hope to announce their 2018 race schedule in Autumn.