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Friday, January 8th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS DRONE RACING LEAGUE TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JAN. 9 AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
World’s Top Drone Pilots Compete in 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season Level 14 Race
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 8, 2020 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s premier, professional drone racing property, tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 9 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The world’s top drone pilots will compete in the 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season Level 14 race. The event takes place in the U.S. Air Force Boneyard map in the true-to-life DRL SIM, the same immersive drone racing video game that players can download on Xbox and Steam to fly like the pros.
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, JAN. 9
|Sat., Jan. 9||NBC||4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (LIVE)|
- STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- The Season consists of 16 levels, each on a unique map in the DRL SIM and pilots earn season points based on their level win.
- In tomorrow’s race, elite pilots will fly virtual replicas of custom DRL Racer4 drones that can accelerate from 0-to-90 MPH in less than a second. Pilots will soar through a three-dimensional race course, inspired by the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the world’s largest military aircraft maintenance and regeneration facility. They will race across two Semi-Finals and Finals to qualify for the winner-take-all Golden Heat.
- Top pilots including 2020 SIM Cup Champion Amari, the gamer-turned-DRL pro who beat out thousands of pilot hopefuls in the DRL SIM Tryouts to land a spot in the league and won the league’s first virtual SIM Cup series on NBC this spring, will face off against league pros including DRL Allianz World Champions JETand NURK.