The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has named UVify as the Title Sponsor for the Denver Internationals, of the 2018 Challengers Cup. The race will be held on the showroom floor of AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018, taking place at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado on April 30 – May 3, 2018. Tickets for the races, held on May 1 and May 2, will be available for sale through the AUVSI XPONENTIAL website.

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The announcement comes after the press release by IDRA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) on January 30th, revealing the multi-year partnership to host one of IDRA’s international drone races at XPONENTIAL.

“XPONENTIAL brings together the most creative minds working on issues face the UAS industry today,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “A drone race at XPONENTIAL is not only an opportunity to showcase how UAS technology is advancing, particularly when it comes to agility and speed, but it is also an exciting event that solidifies XPONENTIAL as the place to be for all things unmanned.”

UVify’s Title Sponsorship of the Denver Internationals will add another exciting experience for the attendees of AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018. During the race, UVify will demonstrate several of its high-speed products, including the new OOri micro-drone, on the IDRA race track and drone cage. Competing pilots will also get the opportunity to qualify for a Draco Stock Race, which will be integrated between elimination rounds for the Challengers Cup race. Additionally, all race content from the Denver Internationals will be presented by UVify and featured by the Official Media Partner of the IDRA, Dailymotion. With UVify designing some of the drone industry’s best ready-to-fly aircraft, the company has a solid opportunity to shrink the gap between the drone racing community and the rest of the market. The involvement of UVify marks another supporter to IDRA’s goal of growing the international drone community, establishing the spectator experience, and developing drone racing as the future of motorsports.

“UVify is a great partner to have to support our goals for the sport,” said Justin Haggerty, President and CEO of IDRA. “There is no doubt, in my mind, that drone racing is the future of motorsports. But first, IDRA needs industry leaders like UVify and AUVSI to work with us to grow the international drone community and introduce new people, especially kids, to the sport and the technologies racers use to compete. We are extremely excited to welcome UVify along for the long flight ahead.”

“UVify is committed to building products that accelerate the growth of drone racing into a sport that is universally accessible and enjoyed by people from all walks of life. We are delighted to work with the IDRA and see this partnership as a significant step in our goal of advancing the growth of the sport,” said Hyon Lim, CEO of UVify. “Our dedication to innovation coupled with the commitment and vision of great organizations like IDRA and AUVSI will help UVify to continue developing and building the world’s most advanced racing drones.”