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DRL interview with top drone racer Nurk

Anybody with a slight interest in FPV drone racing or who loves to see amazing drone footage must have come across the name Nurk. Here’s an interview with top drone racer Nurk, that was recently published.

Top drone racer Nurk

Dronenr. just published an interview with top drone racer Nurk in which he tells us how he got into drone racing and he offers advice to aspiring drone races.

How did you get into drone racing?

Truth be told, it all started when my in-laws bought me a toy micro drone for Christmas back in 2014. Almost as soon as I was flying the little bugger, I was setting up challenges and trying to push my skills with it.

What would you say to aspiring drone racing pilots?

The biggest advice that I have for someone that wants to learn to race is to “fly your own race.” I know this sounds like a silly mantra, but I can’t help but stress it. Racing is through and through a mental sport – it’s all about controlling your emotions and nerves and doing what you can do out at the park — or on the DRL Simulator — on any given day. If you can force your mind to focus on what you know you can do, rather than worry about chasing everyone else down, then you’re going to achieve success in racing. This also applies to life in general, but that’s neither here nor there.

What tip would you give to new drone racing pilots that you wish you knew when you started out?

The best tip for someone starting in FPV and drone racing is this: don’t be afraid to crash. The harder you push yourself the better you get and the more you crash. So, you get better faster. When you get better, you push harder, and you crash again. It repeats and repeats. Even once you have achieved something, you can always improve, and you forget that fear of crashing — but you need to keep it always chasing you.

You can read the entire interview here.


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