Drone racing - one of the fastest-growing sports in the world - saw its development stopped by the COVID pandemic in 2020.

The 2019 edition of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup was the most exciting yet, with hundreds of pilots participating in 23 competitions (Challenger Series) around the world.

2019 also saw the launch of a new Masters Series of events designed to attract elite drone racers from across the globe. The new Masters Series was part of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup and was run in addition to the existing Challenger Series.

The 2019 season culminated in the FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final which took place at in Xiangshan Ningbo, China, from 11 to 14 December - the most thrilling drone racing competition of the year.

In 2019 the FAI also added Drone Soccer to its Sporting Code as a provisional class. A first demonstration international tournament took place in Korea, as part of the 2019 FAI Jeonju World Drone Masters.

Due to the COVID pandemic, it has not been possible to hold the FAI Drone Racing World Cup and World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final in 2020 and 2021.

We hope that 2022 will give us the possibility to recommence these intense and electrifying competitions, stay tuned!

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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

07 Jul
12 Jul 2022
2022 The World Games
Birmingham, Alabama,

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

02 Jul
03 Jul 2022
2022 DXRacing
Bela Crkva,
15 Jul
16 Jul 2022
2022 Korea Drone Race World Cup
13 Aug
14 Aug 2022
2022 Tenerife Drone Party World Cup
Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
27 Aug
29 Aug 2022
2021 UK Drone Racing World Cup Open International
Barkston Heath,
03 Sep
04 Sep 2022
2022 PAM Cup Drone Racing
10 Sep
11 Sep 2022
2022 V Trofeo Secchia F9U
Sassuolo (MO),
16 Sep
18 Sep 2022
2022 Drone Racing World Cup Hungary
08 Oct
09 Oct 2022
2022 Phoenix Drone Racing
08 Oct
09 Oct 2022
2022 Daegu Drone Race World Cup
Daegu city,

FAI Drone Permission for Drone Racing