A new event format called 'FAI World Drone Racing Championship' has been introduced in 2019 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.

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.

Event
Location
Dates
Website and/or Facebook Code
         

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.

Actually, 19 Challenger World Cup contests from 16 different countries are registered for 2020.

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
2020 Race Of Drones Oulu Oulu (Finland) 13 March https://rod.oulu.com/ FIN
2020 Seoul Drone Race World Cup Seoul (South-Korea) 16-17 May   KOR-1
2020 MajFlaj Skopje (North Macedonia) 16-17 May   MKD-1
2020 Drone World Cup El Yelmo Jaen (Spain) 5-7 June   ESP-1
2020 Drone Extreme Racing Bela Crkva (Serbia) 27-28 June   SRB
2020 Partouche Drone Race II Forges-les-Eaux (France) 4-5 July   FRA
2020 World Cup Cubillos Del Sil Cubillos Del Sil, Leon (Spain) 11-12 July   ESP-2
2020 DRWC Lierre, Flanders (Belgium) 11-12 July   BEL
5th Mitteldeutscher FPV Race Cup Bitterfeld (Germany) 25-26 July   GER
2020 Belarus Drone Racing World Cup Minsk (Belarus) 25-26 July

 

BLR
2020 F9U World Cup Barkston Heath, Grantham (United Kingdom) 29-30 August   GBR
2020 F9U World Cup Italy Magreta di Sassuolo, Modena (Italy) 5-6 September   ITA
2020 Pam Cup Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 5-6 September   BUL
2020 Daegu Drone RaceWorld Cup Daegu City (South-Korea) 19-20 September   KOR-2
2020 Danish Drone Nationals Central Jutland (Denmark) 10-11 October   DEN
2020 Argentina Open World Cup F9U Buenos Aires (Argentina) 10-11 October   ARG
2020 Dutch Drone Race World Cup Assen (Netherlands) 10 October   NED
2020 Phoenix Drone Racing- Trophy of Prilep Prilep (North Macedonia) 10-11 October http://fpvphoenix.prilepcup.info MKD-2
2020 FAI Drone Racing World Cup Challenger Series Malaysia Kuala Lumpiur / Shah Alam 30-31 October   MAS

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.

The total World Cup score for each participant will be 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).

Documents

2020 World Cup Contests - FAI Jury President Reports

2020 World Cup Events - Official results