27 Apr 2018

Aeromodelling and drone racing stars honoured at the CIAM 2017 World Cup Award Ceremony

FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2017 winner Dario Neuenschwander (SUI) was among the Aeromodelling pilots honoured at the 2017 World Cup Award Ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland today.

Part of the Plenary Meeting of the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM), the ceremony included the prize giving for the aeromodelling and drone racing World Cup winners and medallists from 2017.

The winners were presented with a trophy, and the three best-placed competitors in each event were also given FAI World Cup medals and diplomas.

Neuenschwander received the FAI Drone Racing World Cup trophy, a permanent CIAM trophy donated last year by the Fédération Française d'AéromoModélisme (FFAM).

Speaking before the ceremony, he said: “My 2017 victory still makes me happy and proud. Receiving this prize is one of my very greatest achievements.

“I am very grateful to all the people who supported me on the way, including the friends I trained so hard with, and my dad who always came along to support me. This victory would not have been possible without their help.”

Many thanks to all those who participated in this happy event. And congratulations to all the winners and medallists!

2017 CIAM World Cup Winners and medallists

F1A 1 Per Findahl SWE   F1A Junior 1 Vitek Rossler CZE
  2 Aviv Balassiano ISR     2 Tamara Kiss ROU
  3 Thomas Weimer GER     3 Filip Klobusicky SVK
                 
F1B 1 Oleg Kulakovsky UKR   F1B Junior 1 Bojan Gostojic SRB
  2 Alexander Andriukov USA     2 Ekaterina Demtsenko LAT
  3 Stepan Stefanchuk UKR     3 Vladislavs Dreiers LAT
                 
F1C 1 Larissa Savukhina RUS   F1P Junior 1 Elizaveta Klimakova RUS
  2 Volodymyr Sychov SLO     2 Ekatirina Klimakova RUS
  3 Viacheslav Aleksandrov UKR     3 Vladislav Lipov RUS
                 
F1E 1 Jacek Zurowski POL   F1E Junior 1 Theo Laura FRA
  2 Jaromir Orel CZE     2 Jakub Wisniewski POL
  3 Fritz Mang AUT     3 Florian Winker GER
                 
F1Q 1 Omri Sirkis ISR          
  2 Zeljko Grepl CRO          
  3 Ian Kaynes GBR          
                 
F2A 1 Denis Shliakhov RUS   F2B 1 Igor Burger SVK
  2 Paul Eisner GBR     2 Alexandre Gauthier FRA
  3 Peter Halman GBR     3 Sergiy Solomyanikov UKR
                 
F2C 1 Yuriy Bondarenko / Semen Lerner UKR   F2D 1 Audrius Rastenis LTU
  2 Sergey Dozhidaev / Vlacheslav Dukov RUS     2 Illia Rediuk UKR
  3 Oleksiy Igoshyn / Yuriy Chayka UKR     3 Vaclovas Cyzas LTU
                 
F3A 1 Lassi Nurila FIN   F3B  1 Andreas Herrig GER
  2 Gernot Bruckmann AUT     2 Martin Herrig GER
  3 Robert Forster GER     3 Andreas Böhlen SUI
                 
F3F 1 Iñaki Elizondo Casado ESP   F3J 1 Dominik Prestele GER
  2 Philipp Stary AUT     2 Jan Littva SVK
  3 Radovan Plch CZE     3 Jure Marc SLO
                 
F3K 1 Cederic Duss SUI   Drone Racing 1 Dario Neuenschwander SUI
  2 Milan Havelka CZE     2 Andreas Hahn GER
  3 Olaf Starmanns GER     3 Thomas Grout FRA
                 
F5B   Gerben van Berkum NED   F5J 1 Primož Rižner SLO
    Julian Schild AUT     2 Timo Drust GER
    Thomas Wäckerlin SUI     3 Radek Malčik   CZE
                 
S4A 1 Aliksandr Lipai BLR   S6A 1 Vasil Pavljuk SVK
  2 Rastislav Kičura SVK     2 Michal Žitňan  SVK
  3 Miodrag Čipčić SRB     3 Anatoliy Zemlyanukhin RUS
                 
S7 1 Miodrag Čipčić SRB   S8E/P  1 Grigory Sergienko RUS
  2 Florica Sercaianu ROU     2 Angel Ts Todorov BUL
  3 Marián Greš SVK     3 Dmitrii Rosliyakov RUS
                 
S9A  1 Denis Trochkin RUS          
  2 Uladzimir Minkevich BLR          
  3 Uladzimir Pasiukov BLR          

Photo captions: top picture, for left to right: Drone Racing Subcommittee Chairman Bruno Delor, FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel, Drone Racing World Cup 2017 winner Dario Neuenschwander, FAI Executive Director BengtLindgren; 2nd picture, Ian Kaynes (GBR), 3rd of the F1Q World Cup, Per Findhal (SWE) winner of the F1A World Cup, Emilien Galley (SUI), winner of the F3M RC Large Aerobatic Aircraft World Cup