More massive information from the world of drone racing: Drone Racing League (DRL) has introduced a multi-year, world partnership with insurance coverage model Allianz. Allianz would be the title sponsor of DRL’s race circuit.
In 2017, the Allianz World Championship collection will embrace six races to check piloting talent and the boundaries of FPV flight. The races will start airing on channels similar to ESPN and Sky in over 75 international locations from June 2017.
Each DRL race will function 16 of the main drone pilots – every flying one in all DRL’s customized racing drones – by means of three-dimensional racecourses in iconic venues world wide. The Allianz World Championship races are an elimination model competitors that culminates in a world championship and the crowning of the World’s Greatest Drone Pilot.
“This is an incredibly exciting day for The Drone Racing League and a huge leap forward for professional drone racing,” mentioned DRL CEO and Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “To DRL, Allianz is bringing world-renowned brand credibility and a proud history of innovative sports partnerships, including an extensive tradition in auto racing, and an undeniable proof point that the sport of the future has arrived. The scale and long-term nature of the deal shows Allianz’s genuine commitment to advancing the sport and will accelerate the introduction of drone racing to audiences around the world.”
It appears unusual to assume that DRL launched simply over a yr in the past. It’s quick turn out to be the main world skilled drone racing group, and photographs of its first season has already been watched by tens of millions of viewers worldwide.
“The pursuit of innovation and calculated risk taking are the reasons insurance was invented in the first place. Allianz is proud to be partnering with DRL, a true pioneer of today’s digital driven sports,” mentioned Allianz SE Head of Group Market Management & Distribution Jean-Marc Pailhol. “Drones are already an important part of our business so we’re excited to align with DRL as they harness the latest technological advancements and reimagine what racing in the 21st century looks like.”
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Where will DRL races be held and the way can I watch them?
The “Allianz World Championship” will run for six races by means of 2017: Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Boston, Munich and London.
The collection will air as 12 hour-long episodes, protecting the winner-take-all competitors for a six-figure wage and the coveted title of “World’s Greatest Drone Pilot”. The upcoming season will air in additional than 75 international locations on famend broadcast channels, together with ESPN/ESPN2 in North and South America, Sky Sports in Italy and the UK, and Prosieben in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Races will start airing globally in June 2017, and DRL will introduce extra broadcast and distribution companions earlier than the season begins.