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. In 2019, the FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final will take place from 11 to 14 December in Xiangshan Ningbo, China.
- Download the World Cup rules
- Download the final results and ranking
- Download the World Cup coordinator's report
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.
There has been finally only one Masters World Cup event organized in 2019.
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 has not been sanctioned as a FAI Masters Series event.
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|FAI Jeonju World Drone Masters||Jeonju (Korea)||1-3 November||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.
23 Challenger World Cup contests from 19 different countries have been hold in 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.
566 competitors from 46 countries (ARG, AUT, BEL, BLR, BRA, BUL, CHI, CHN, COL, CRC, CZE, DEN, ESP, EST, FIN, FRA, GBR, GEO, GER, HKG, HUN, INA, IRL, ITA, JPN, KOR, KUW, LAT, LTU, LUX, MAC, MKD, NED, NOR, PHI, POL, POR, RUS, SIN, SRB, SUI, SWE, THA, TPE, UKR, USA) including 149 juniors and 15 women have been placed in at least one World Cup contest, compared to 435 from 37 countries last year.
The total World Cup score for each participant is the sum of their best four contest results (numbers of points). For each participant, one contest result per organising country can count towards his or her World Cup placing (with higher points awarded if he or her scores in two contests in any one organising country).
2 juniors are on the pdium of the overall ranking and 6 juniors are in the 10 top places.
|1||PETERSONS Tomass||LAT||191 points|
|2||PARK SungJu (Junior)||KOR||177 points|
|3||LASZCZAK Pawel (Junior)||POL||151 points|
|4||SPACEK David||CZE||141 points|
|5||PETERSONS Kristaps||LAT||134 points|
|6||CHOI JoonWeon (Junior)||KOR||133 points|
|7||WIDELL Nikolas||FIN||131 points|
|8||LASZCZAK Bartlomiej (Junior)||POL||127 points|
|8||RAUDINS Oskars||LAT||127 points|
|10||ROUSSEAU Killian (Junior)||FRA||124 points|
Tomass Petersons from Latvia - Winner of the 2019 FAI Drone Racing World Cup