British teen wins $250,000 racing drones at World Final

First eSports, now drone racing. The list of envious career paths is growing by the day.

A British teenager has won an incredible $250,000 at the World Drone prix in Dubai.

Luke Bannister placed first at the event, steering his drone through hoops around an outdoor track, all from a first-person perspective courtesy of a VR headset.

What’s more, Bannister – aged just 15 – trumped 150 other teams in order to claim his winnings.

Take a look at the action below:

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Dubai’s World Drone Prix is the biggest drone-racing event to date, boasting an impressive $1 million prize pool.


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