FAI Drone Sports
A new event format called 'FAI World Drone Racing Championship' has been defined in order to be better attractive for media. The FAI World Drone Racing Championship concept is based on a World Cup with two Series of events (Masters and Challenger), completed by the World Championship Grand Final at the end of the year.
Note: The 2018/2019 current World Cup ranking dated 8 July 2019 is based on the World Cup events hold after 8 July 2018 including the six 2019 World Cup events hold before 8 July 2019.
World Cup contests are considered as FAI second category events based on individual participation (no national team representing a NAC). Any person holding a valid FAI Sporting Licence or FAI Drone Permission can be eligible for the World Cup ranking.
MASTERS WORLD CUP SERIES
The aim is to have a limited number of events per year in the Masters Series (3 to 4) organized on different continents (America, Asia, Europe, ...) with guarantee of a high quality level for the competition, production for TV live steaming and broadcasting and presence of a large public.
The top placed competitors in the current World Cup ranking (based on a sliding 12 months period) will be invited to participate to each Masters Series event. More bonus points for the World cup ranking will be allocated in each Masters World Cup event in order to encourage those competitors to participate.
In addition, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed competitors in a Masters Series event will be directly qualified to participate as individual competitors to the World Championship Grand Final.
Note: MultiGP President has informed FAI on July 11 that they have decided to run as an US MultiGP event - and so not as a FAI event - the North American Masters Drone Race in Hamburg, NY, USA (10th - 11th August, 2019). So, this event will not be sanctioned this year as a FAI Masters Series event.
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|Jeju FAI World Drone Masters||Jeju (Korea)||4-6 October||Masters KOR|
CHALLENGER WORLD CUP SERIES
Two Challenger World Cup contests may be organized every year for any country. For a country which extends over more than three time zones, one Challenger World Cup contest may be organized within each time zone of the country with a maximum of four events for the country.
There are actually 20 Challenger World Cup contests from 16 different countries planned for 2019.
Note: Click on the link in the 'Event' column to access FAI database information for a specific contest.
Note: For any contest, all available documents (Bulletin - FAI Jury Report - Official results) may be uploaded in the 'DOCUMENTS' section at the bottom of this page.