Malaysia drone league just executed its first ever 2 in 1 race over a single weekend. Organised by the Drone Racing League of Malaysia, Saturday was kicked off with the first ever MultiGP Global Qualifier in the country followed by the MDL Series 2 main event on Sunday. 

For the MultiGP Global Qualifier, a total of 41 pilots registered making it one of the largest drone race in the country in a while. Not only did local pilots come in from all over Malaysia, but the league saw pilots fly in from Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong and Russia all to submit their best lap times on to the MultiGP Global Qualifier leaderboard.

Saturday started off a little slow with heavy tropical unpredicted thunder storms the night before requiring the team to extend the track setup time in the morning. The scoring system on the other hand was the teams first time integrating the open source RotorHazard FPV timing system, LiveTime scoring software and MultiGP. While there were some minor technical issues, MultiGP support team was quick to jump on a support chat and have everything sorted out in no time despite having a 12 hour time zone difference finally giving a green light to proceed. However, just when the races were about to begin, mother nature decided to shower the race with a second run of heavy rain.

RazerBlade, Barracuda, Nutcha, Peper

Despite the various obstacles, pilots stayed calm, patient and determined to complete the qualifying rounds, spilling over some of the heats to Sunday morning. In the end every single pilot who showed up managed to get their best time and completed the minimum 5 rounds by Sunday afternoon where the weather was bright and clear.

Peper Woravit, 9 years old from Thailand dominated all the rounds making him the top qualifier for the entire race. With another week left for chapters globally to run races, Peper currently ranks 47 on the global leaderboard, being the youngest racer to ever join a Malaysian race.

With smiles all around and the global qualifier results pushed to the cloud and sun up high, the race organisers kicked off the main events seeing 16 pilots in the Pro category and 16 in the sports category for the main event.

Pro Category Rank Sports Category Rank
AdileFPV – Thailand 1 AdilzFPV – Malaysia 1
Koco – Taiwan 2 Adi Putra – Singapore 2
AMK FPV – Malaysia 3 Unknown FPV – Malaysia 3

Local delegation, sponsors and public spectators showed up for the single elimination matches in both categories. Insane speed, neck to neck finishes and the crowd at the edge of their seats, the race finished off with pro category champion going to Adile FPV from Thailand and AdilzFPV as the sports category champion.

The races were organised and directed by Fitri (RazerBlade) Reza and Viki (Barracuda) Baarathi from Malaysia with a lot of support from the community and sponsors. The league looks forward to more races in the near future and hopes the community grows larger with a lot more participation.

This event was sponsored by Amanah Raya Berhad, STM, MRANTI and ISN.

To view the MultiGP Global Qualifier results, visit the link below.