Professional drone racing is flying onto Twitter this summer

Drone racing has been a thing for a few years now, and like any new sport, it’s continuing to look for ways to grow its audience.

Following earlier deals with the likes of ESPN and Sky, the sport appears to be turning away from pay-TV channels to offer the fun for free. From August 2019, long-time fans and newbies alike can hit Twitter to enjoy all the action from the fourth Drone Racing League (DRL) season, billed as the world’s only professional drone racing circuit.

Along with NBC and NBCSN, Twitter will be streaming the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season, premiering on Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. ET.

The deal, which marks the first time for Twitter to stream professional drone racing, will show top pilots race identical, custom-built DRL drones at speeds of up to 90 mph, taking on sky-high dives, inverted loops, and razor-sharp turns. The challenging courses will

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