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 15 August 2019 is based on the World Cup events hold from 31 August 2018 including the nine 2019 World Cup events hold before 15 August 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.

Event
Location
Dates
Website and/or Facebook Code
FAI  Jeonju World Drone Masters Jeju (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.

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.

Event
Location
Dates
Website and/or Facebook Code
Race Of Drones Oulu Oulu (Finland) 12 March https://rod.oulu.com/ FIN
MajFlaj Skopje (North Macedonia) 11-12 May http://majflaj.mk MKD-1
World Cup Drones FAI F9U El Yelmo El Yelmo, Andalucía (Spain) 31 May-2 June http://www.fiaelyelmo.com/drone-world-cup-el-yelmo-2019/ ESP-1
Seoul Drone Race World Cup Seoul (South-Korea) 1-2 June http://www.kfpvracing.com/ KOR-1
World Cup Latvia Drone Racing Cesis (Latvia) 15-16 June http://f9u.lv/ LAT
Partouche Drone Race World Cup Forges-les-Eaux (France) 6-7 July https://www.senart-multirotor-racing.com/worldcup FRA
German Drone World Cup Nördlingen (Germany) 13-14 July https://team-noe.de/German-Drone-World-Cup-F9U/index.php/ GER-1
Belgium FAI Drone Racing World Cup Gouy-lez-Pieton (Belgium) 20-21 July https://www.facebook.com/DRWC2019 BEL
Belarus Drone Racing World Cup Minsk (Belarus) 10-11 August

http://dr1.by/fai-world-cup/

BLR
Moscow Cup Moscow Region (Russia) 17-18 August http://fai.rcpilots.pro/ RUS
German Drone Championship Crailsheim (Germany) 17-18 August https://team-noe.de/German-Drone-Championship-and-FAI-World-Cup-F9U/index.php/ GER-2
UK Drone Racing Open International Barkston Heath, Grantham (United Kingdom) 24-25 August

https://bdra.uk/2019/07/29/uk-drone-racing-open-international-registration/

https://www.facebook.com/BritishDroneRacing/photos/a.452891588218988/1293328960841909/

GBR
Drone World Cup Carrefour Montequinto Montequinto - Seville (Spain) 30 August - 1st September http://s644729489.web-inicial.es/ ESP-2
F9U World Cup Italy Magreta di Sassuolo, Modena (Italy) 7-8 September http://f9u.it/events/event/2019-f9u-world-cup-italy/ ITA
EPFL Drone Racing Cup Lausanne (Switzerland) 13-15 September   SUI
Mazovia Drone Racing Warsaw (Poland) 14-15 September

https://bemowskie.pl/drone2019/

https://www.facebook.com/events/204269360489446/

POL
Pam Cup Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 14-15 September http://www.pamcup.com/ BUL
Daegu Drone RaceWorld Cup Daegu City (South-Korea) 21-22 September   KOR-2
Lithuania Drone Racing World Cup Vilnius (Lithuania) 21-22 September

http://bit.ly/LT2019FAICupRaceInfoPack

https://www.facebook.com/events/409102036530038/permalink/498054707634770/

LTU
Phoenix Drone Racing Prilep (North Macedonia) 12-13 October http://fpvphoenix.prilepcup.info/ MKD-2

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.

Documents