A new event FAI Drone Racing format has been implemented in 2019 in order to be better attractive for media. The format is based on the World Cup with two Series of events (Masters and Challenger), completed by the World Drone Racing Championship (WDRC) 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.


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.

After cancellation or postponement to 2022 of different events, 10 Challenger World Cup contests from 9 different countries are still actually palled for 2021.

Note: Click on the link in the 'Event' column to access FAI database information for a specific contest.

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FAI Drone Racing World Cup Moscow Moscow (Russian Federation) 13 to 15 August www.fai.rcpilots.pro RUS
Drone Extreme Racing Bela Crkva (Serbia) 14 & 15 August www.rcdronsrbija.com SRB
UK Drone Racing World Cup Open International RAF Barkston Heath (United Kingdom) 28 to 30 August (Dates and venue will be chnaged)   GBR
World Cup Cubillos Del Sil Cubillos Del Sil, Leon (Spain) 4 & 5 September (Initially scheduled 10 & 11 July))   ESP-1
PAM Cup Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 4 & 5 September www.pamcup.com BUL
F9U World Cup Italy Magreta - Modena (Italy) 4 & 5 September http://f9u.it/events/event/2021-f9u-world-cup-italy/ ITA
Maj Flaj Drone Race Skopje (North Macedonia) 18 & 19 September www.majflaj.mk MKD-1
Daegu Drone Race World Cup Daegu city - Stadium (Korea) 2 & 3 October kama@k-ama.org KOR
Phoenix Drone Racing - Trophy of Prilep Prilep (North Macedonia) 9 & 10 October (Alternative dates: 16 & 17 October 2021) www.prilepcup.info MKD-2
F9U Argentina-Open Int´l World Cup Juarez Celman - Córdoba (Argentina) 9 & 10 October www.faa.org.ar ARG

In addition, one additional Non World Cup Open International contest is registered for Spain.

Website and/or Facebook Code
Open International SITE Ibiza (Spain) 16 October www.tenerifedroneparty.com



2021 Contests - FAI Jury President Reports

2021 Events - Results