FIA Motorsport Games delayed until 2022

The second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games, which was scheduled to place later this year, has been delayed until 2022 as a result of the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

The multi-discipline event took place for the first time in 2019, with Russian driver Klim Gavrilov taking victory in the touring car event at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome.

The second running of the event was set to take place in France in 2020, with a base in Marseille and circuit events taking place at Paul Ricard, before the decision was taken to put the event back twelve months.

However, ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and issues around international travel have now resulted in a further delay until 2022, with Paul Ricard set to retain the event on the weekend of 29-30 October.

“This postponement is an unavoidable decision considering the travel difficulties the world is still going through,” FIA president Jean Todt, said. “The FIA Motorsport Games is an exceptional opportunity for the entire motor sport family to come together, unite and share the passion we all have for the sport, and we are already looking forward to seeing the ASNs and the teams in 2022.”

A digital event is planned for the original 2021 date of 30-31 October.