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.

Due to the Covid situation, ther will be no Masters Series and WDRC Grand Final organized in 2021.

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 due to Covid restrictions and/or lack of foreign competitors participating, 5 Challenger World Cup contests from 4 different countries are planned for 2021.

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

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Drone Extreme Racing Bela Crkva (Serbia) 14 & 15 August www.rcdronsrbija.com SRB
F9U Argentina-Open Int´l World Cup Juarez Celman - Córdoba (Argentina) 9 & 10 October www.faa.org.ar ARG
FAI Yangju Drone Race World Cup Gyeonggi-do - Yangju Army Airfield (Korea) 6 & 7 November kama@k-ama.org KOR-1
FAI Hadong Drone Race World Cup Hadong - Hadong Citizens Stadium (Korea) 13 & 14 November kama@k-ama.org KOR-2
Hong Kong Drone Race World Cup Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) 11 & 12 December www.dsahk.org HKG

The additional Non World Cup Open International contest initially registered for Spain has been finally cancelled due to Covid restrictions.