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Late October date set for 2021 Motorsport Games

The FIA has announced that the second running of the Motorsport Games will take place in late October at Paul Ricard.

The French circuit had been due to host the games back in October last year before the coronavirus pandemic left the governing body with no option but to postpone the multi-discipline event.

That decision was taken to ease pressure on the motorsport industry at a time at which the various national sporting authorities were trying to ensure that racing seasons would be completed.

Now, the FIA has revealed that the second Motorsport Games – which will be expanded to feature 18 different disciplines – will run from 29-31 October and that the home of the French Grand Prix will retain the position of host circuit.

“As President of the FIA Drivers’ Commission, I am glad to see this amazing event back on track,” Tom Kristensen, President of the FIA Drivers’ Commission, said. “The FIA Motorsport Games is an exceptional opportunity for the entire motor sport family to come together, from grassroots level to the elite, with women and men from a host of regions and countries all sharing this passion we have for the sport. It is also a chance to give motor sport in your country fresh impetus after this difficult period.

“As drivers, we don’t get many opportunities to race on behalf of our country. I was lucky enough to do so in my career and I have some lasting memories of that time. Whoever you are and whichever country you come from, there’s a category that’s made for you.”

The inaugural Touring Car Cup that was part of the 2019 Motorsport Games at Vallelunga was won by Russian driver Klim Gavrilov ahead of Belgium’s Gilles Magnus and Slokvakian star Mat’o Homola.