A crowning finale to a grandiose year: The Drone Champions League season 2018 ends with a sensational drone race in Rapperswil-Jona at Lake Zurich. More than 10.000 fans and spectators were able to experience a live chase of the drones at up to 160 kilometres per hour around Rapperswil Castle in fantastic weather.
The DCL is the world’s first live high-speed race series for drones. The world’s best drone pilots compete against each other in eight international teams and try to steer their homemade drones through an exciting course as quickly as possible. Drone Champions League races have taken place in Germany, France, Belgium, Romania, Liechtenstein, Spain, China and Switzerland.
“I am thrilled by this great racing season. We have once again faced numerous challenges and realized that there are no limits. Anything is possible. I’m delighted that we continue to fascinate the spectators and our pilots again and again,” says Herbert Weirather, founder and managing director of DCL.
In Rapperswil-Jona in Switzerland, the DCL reached the grand finale of the 2018 season, where the winning team was also chosen on 13 October. DCL World Champion 2018 are NEXXblades Racing (UK) with 2100 points. Second place went to the newcomers from the USA, Quad Force One, with 1990 points, third place went to Rotorama (CZE) with 1700 points. The complete overview of the points can be found on DCL.aero.
The start of the 2018 racing season was in the Olympic Park in Munich (23/24 June), followed by further races in Madrid (4-5 July), on the Chinese Wall in Beijing (9/10 August) and in Brussels in the Mont des Arts (21/22 September).
The 2019 season will start from 28 to 30 March where this season ended: in Switzerland. In Laax, you can look forward to a race on ice and snow at an altitude of over 2,000 metres when the drones hunt over the world’s longest halfpipe in the world’s famous LAAX snowpark.
All DCL races will be broadcasted live on YouTube and Facebook as well as in 100 countries worldwide.