Lake Zurich Region will host the “Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich” 2018

As announced today at a joint press conference, the “Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich” will take place in Rapperswil-Jona around the Rapperswil Castle from 11 to 13 October 2018 for the first time.

Herbert Weirather, CEO of Drone Champions AG, commented: “We are very pleased to expand our successful series of the Drone Champions League with Rapperswil in 2018 to include a new venue. For the first time we bring an international drone racing event to Switzerland with the “Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich”. With Zürich Tourism, LAAX-Weisse Arena, Rapperswil Lake Zurich Tourism we have the perfect partners at our side. ”

The President of Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourism, Simon Elsener, adds: “Welcoming a world-class event on Lake Zurich is a great pleasure. Through our close partnership with Zurich Tourism, the innovative event can be optimally marketed. We expect to be able to inspire a young audience for the region “Lake Zurich, Switzerland.”

In addition to the “Drone Grand Prix Lake Zurich” 2018, the closed agreement includes another race for March 2019 in Laax at over 2000m above sea level. M ..

The race series in Switzerland is supported by the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Zurich Tourism, LAAX-Weisse Arena, Rapperswil Lake Zurich Tourism and other partners and sponsors.

About the DCL

The Drone Champions League takes on the challenge of establishing emerging drone racing as a world sport. To achieve this goal, the Drone Champions League strives for media-effective live events in extraordinary locations and with the best pilots in the world! Spectators can experience the fascination of Drone Racing live on site or online via video stream!

A maximum of 8 teams of 4 pilots each participate in the races. The quarter, semi-final and final will be flown for each race after qualifying in KO mode. The control of the racing drones takes place via radio remote control and video glasses (FPV).