28 Mar 2018

Fast and furious: the biggest drone racing series on the planet – the FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2018 – is coming soon

Drone pilots at the ready! The FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2018 is coming to a city near you soon.

A massive 24 World Cup contests are already registered on the FAI calendar for this third edition of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup, up from 16 last year and 9 in 2016.

That makes the World Cup the biggest drone racing series around, and means lots more opportunities for both pilots and fans to enjoy the electrifying thrills of top-level drone racing.

The first event will be the 2018 Indonesia Drone Racing World Cup, taking place in Bali on April 6-8.

Prilep, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will be the venue for the final contest of the 2018 season, which will run on October 13-14.

As in previous years, competitors will participate in a series of races flying multi-rotor drones weighing no more than 1kg.

FAI President Frits Brink said: “The FAI is committed to supporting and promoting drone racing: one of the fastest growing air sports in the world.

“Last year’s FAI Drone Racing World Cup was already a big event, attracting more than 400 participants from a total of 37 different countries. With eight more contests on the calendar, the 2018 edition is on track to be even more successful.

“I look forward to enjoying all the action from the competition alongside drone racing fans around the world.”

The FAI Drone Racing World Cup

The FAI Drone Racing World Cup is a unique event offering fun and excitement for competitors and spectators alike. It brings together drone racers from all over the world, and gives them a platform from which to show off their considerable skills, while pitting their drones against other top-flight pilots.

With contests in 19 different countries ranging from China to Finland, Brazil to France, and Russia to Australia, it also reflects the international popularity of drone sports.

The 2017 champion, Switzerland’s Dario Neuenschwander, said: “I really enjoyed travelling around the world meeting great pilots during the FAI Drone Racing World Cup. It was an amazing experience.”

Photo credit: FAI/Marcus King