The DRL races into Alexandra Palace

by TnP Staff
Published: 13 June 2017, 14:37
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A world first at Ally Pally last night with the final of the Drone Racing League and unveiling of Toy State’s officially licensed drones

Alexandra Palace has hosted thousands of incredible events over the years, but last night the Drone Racing League brings a world-first to the North London venue.

The Drone Racing League (DRL) welcomed thousands of excited fans to the final of this year’s World Championship. It is the first time the public were given the chance to spectate live, get up close to the high octane action, and see their favourite pilots battle it out to win the £100,000 prize.

The neon-gated course is set for tonight's drone racing extravaganza 

Toy State has partnered as the official toy licensee and will be unveiling its incredible Nikko Air Elite 220 FPV Pro drone at the event. The first “true racing drone” uses technology developed for the DRL pilots’ drones and gives fans an unparalleled out-of-the-box racing experience.

“Toy State’s drones are just like the real thing,” said Gilbert Coronado, better known to his legion of fans by his pilot handle 32BITSOFGIL. “This is the same actually control system that we use, and you don’t need any knowledge to open it up and practice flying. It translates exactly to what we do on the course.”

Fans at the event were the first in the world to find out who wins, but the final will be aired next month on Sky Sports, DRL's official TV broadcast partner in the UK.