March 15, 2018 -

Drone Racing League (DRL) Brings High Speed Drone Racing to Biosphere 2

 

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the pro drone racing sport, announced that the third race of the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship season will be at the University of Arizona (UA) in Oracle, Arizona, at Biosphere 2, Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. (PST).

DRL will take over the world’s largest earth science facility, which will be theatrically lit with thousands of brightly colored LED lights enhancing the structure. Twelve elite FPV (First Person View) pilots will fly custom-build DRL drones in excess of 90 miles per hour through a complex, three-dimensional racecourse for a chance to compete in the season finale in Saudi Arabia.
 
The race will be broadcast this fall in more than 75 countries.
 
On Saturday, March 24, UA Biosphere 2 will host a special full-day event focused on the 4th Industrial Revolution, the era bringing together the physical, digital and biological worlds. The special event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (PST). A Drone Expo will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with DRL Interviews, course walk through and drone demos from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. followed by the DRL Race from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. All times are Pacific Standard Time.
 
Tickets for the event are available at www.tickets.b2.arizona.edu.
 
For more information, visit www.drl.io or www.biosphere2.org.