The Drone Racing League (DRL) and The General Sport Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia have announced that the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship will take place in Saudi Arabia next September.
Following an incredible 2017 DRL Allianz World Championship which came to an epic finish in London’s Alexandra Palace, next season is set to be bigger and better. This announcement comes as part of the GSA’s broader commitment to sports and the development of drone racing in Saudi Arabia.
This news is also huge for the DRL as it’ll be the first professional drone race of its kind staged in the kingdom. This race will be the seventh and final race of the 2018 DRL Season which will push the final eight most elite First Person View pilots from across the world, to their limits.
“With a rapidly growing fanbase in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East, we felt it was crucial to expand our presence locally and debut our iconic 2018 race there,” said DRL CEO/Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “We’re thrilled to partner with the GSA of Saudi Arabia to deliver the sport of the future directly to new fans internationally.”
It’s absolutely insane to see that, in just two years, the DRL has gone from having its eyes set on being the F1 of drone racing, to achieving just that.