FAI Drone Sports
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.
- Download the World Cup rules
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.
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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 17 different countries are registered for 2020.
Note: Click on the link in the 'Event' column to access FAI database information for a specific contest.
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|2020 Race Of Drones Oulu||Oulu (Finland)||13 March||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|
|2020 1st Drone Race San Marino World Cup F9U||Serravalle (San Marino)||17-19 July||SMR|
|5th Mitteldeutscher FPV Race Cup||Bitterfeld (Germany)||25-26 July||GER|
|2020 Belarus Drone Racing World Cup||Minsk (Belarus)||25-26 July||
|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)||3-4 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|
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).