Drone Racing League and Allianz Announce Multi-Year Global Partnership
Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL) announced a multi-year, global partnership with the world’s top insurance brand, Allianz. As the title sponsor of DRL’s elite race circuit, Allianz will leverage its motor racing heritage to bring the Sport of the Future to a rapidly growing worldwide audience. In 2017, the Allianz World Championship series will include six races to test piloting skill and the limits of FPV (First Person View) flight. The races will begin airing on premier broadcast channels in more than 75 countries in June 2017. Each DRL race features 16 of the world’s greatest drone pilots flying DRL’s custom designed racing drone at speeds above 90 MPH (150KMH) through one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional racecourses in iconic venues around the world. The Allianz World Championship races are an elimination style competition 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,” said 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.”