Dubai hosts the primary World Drone Prix on March eleventh

Dubai hosts the first World Drone Prix on March 11th

Whereas there are many efforts to make drone racing a critical sport, Dubai is decided to outdo all of them. It is about to host the World Drone Prix, which can robotic fliers towards one another in excessive-velocity (over 62MPH) competitors. Over one hundred groups will take part in “American Idol-type” qualifiers between March seventh and eighth; the highest 32 from that bunch will make it to the precise races on March eleventh and twelfth.

This is not about to usher in a Formulation 1-like professional racing league, however this does have a shot at succeeding the place different leagues may wrestle. In addition to the lavish manufacturing values (see the supercar-laden promo video under in the event you want proof), it is handing out a complete of $1 million in prizes, together with $250,000 for the winner. Though that pales compared to what prime-tier race automotive leagues supply, it is a large enough incentive that it might maintain groups coming again for future occasions.