The Drone Racing League (DRL), the world´s premier drone racing circuit, and The General Sport Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia has announced the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship will take place in Saudi Arabia next September, the company said.
Supporting the GSA´s broader commitment to sports and the development of drone racing in Saudi Arabia, the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship will be the first professional drone race staged in the kingdom.
Marking the 7th and final event of the 2018 DRL Season, the Allianz World Championship will push the eight most elite FPV (First Person View) pilots on the planet to race custom-built DRL drones in excess of 90 miles per hour through a complex, three dimensional racecourse, fighting to be crowned the World´s Greatest Drone Pilot.
The final race will be broadcast in 87 countries on the best sports programs on the globe including, ESPN, OSN, Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1, FOX Sports Asia, and Disney XD.
DRL is the premier drone racing circuit for elite FPV pilots around the world. A technology, sports and media company, DRL combines world-class media and proprietary technology to create thrilling drone racing content with mass appeal. In 2017, DRL hosted a global series of six races, the Allianz World Championship, that were broadcast on ESPN, Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Disney XD, OSN, FOX Sports Asia and other broadcast channels around the world. Founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski in 2015, DRL is a privately held company headquartered in NYC. For more information on DRL, visit www.drl.io.
The General Sport Authority (GSA) is the government body responsible for sport in Saudi Arabia – from elite international level down to grassroots development level. The GSA takes care of the sports city´s operations and maintenance, as well as running the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, supporting the Kingdom´s youth by providing leisure activities, owning and managing the public and professional sports facilities in the Kingdom, creating and directing programmes and initiatives for sports, managing and funding the Olympic committee and all 30 Saudi sports federations.