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.

16 Challenger World Cup contests from 13 different countries are actually registered on the FAI Calendar.

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

Website and/or Facebook Code
Maj Flaj Drone Race Skopje (North Macedonia) 15 & 16 May www.majflaj.mk


Seoul Drone Race World Cup Seoul city - Drone Park (Korea) 29 & 30 May www.k-ama.org KOR-1
Dutch Drone Race World Cup Assen (Netherlands) 5 June www.dronevents.eu NED
Drone World Cup El Yelmo Jaen (Spain) 4 to 6 June www.fiaelyelmo.com ESP-1
DRWC Antwerp (Belgium) 26 & 27 June   BEL
Drone Extreme Racing Bela Crkva (Serbia) 26 & 27 June www.rcdronsrbija.com SRB
World Cup Cubillos Del Sil Cubillos Del Sil, Leon (Spain) 10 & 11 July   ESP-2
Paris Drone Racing World Cup La Queue en Brie (France) 10 & 11 July   FRA
Belarus Drone Racing World Cup Minsk (Belarus) 24 & 25 July www.dr1.by BLR
FAI Drone Racing World Cup Moscow Moscow (Russian Federation) 13 to 15 August www.fai.rcpilots.pro RUS
UK Drone Racing World Cup Open International RAF Barkston Heath (United Kingdom) 28 to 30 August   GBR
F9U World Cup Italy Magreta - Modena (Italy) 4 & 5 September https://it-rt.facebooK.com/pages/Aereoclub-Gas-Gruppo-Aereomodellisbco-Secchia/215559981799589 ITA
PAM Cup Plovdiv (Bulgarai) 4 & 5 September www.pamcup.com BUL
Daegu Drone Race World Cup Daegu city - Stadium (Korea) 25 & 26 September kama@k-ama.org KOR-2
F9U Argentina-Open Int´l World Cup Juarez Celman - Córdoba (Argentina) 9 & 10 October www.faa.org.ar ARG
Phoenix Drone Racing - Trophy of Prilep Prilep (North Macedonia) 9 & 10 October www.prilepcup.info MKD-2

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



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