NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL) announced the official launch of the DRL drone racing simulator in partnership with Bud Light. As part of the partnership, Bud Light will be the title sponsor of the 2017 Bud Light DRL Tryouts, designed to find the next great First Person View (FPV) Drone Racing Pilot. The DRL Racing Simulator is a true to life FPV racing simulator with real world physics and maps. Anyone with access to a computer and game controller can download the simulator and fly the same DRL courses they watch on ESPN, Sky Sports or Prosieben MAXX, testing their skills against the best drone racing pilots in the world. "Since launching DRL in January, we've worked to bring the thrill of FPV drone racing to audiences around the globe," said DRL CEO/Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. "Partnering with Bud Light to launch the DRL racing simulator is incredibly special for the league, as we continue blending the virtual and real worlds to build the sport of the future." Pilot hopefuls, who are 21+, can enter the Bud Light DRL 2017 Tryouts by visiting www.DRLTryouts.com, downloading the DRL Racing Simulator and flying the simulator's online tryout campaign. The tryout includes four different maps from real life DRL levels: Gates of Hell, Miami Lights, L.A.Pocalypse, and Project Manhattan. The top 24 eligible participants will be invited to test their skills in a live finals tournament in January for a chance to win a $75,000 professional 2017 DRL contract to compete in the 2017 DRL season as the Bud Light Pilot.