The FIA Motorsport Games will expand to 15 medal-awarding competitions in 2020, with rallying among those joining the Olympic-style competition.
Taking place at Circuit Paul Ricard this year, the competition will once again involve GTs, touring cars, Formula 4, drifting, karting and a digital element.
Four new rallying elements will be added as well, all taking place on tarmac roads. A Rally2 competition for R5 cars will be held, as well as a two-wheel-drive Rally4 event. There will also be Historic Rally (cars from the 1970s and early ’80s with a FIA Historic Technical Passport) and Historic Regularity Rally (for cars built in 1990 or earlier) too.
“I am pleased to witness the growth of the FIA Motorsport Games,” said FIA president Jean Todt. “The combination of a spectator-friendly venue such as Circuit Paul Ricard with varied spectrum of disciplines will surely result in a great and memorable show, and will encourage more National Sporting Authorities to compete.
“The inclusion of rallying and historic motorsport will add even more colour to this already diverse event, while further focus on grassroots disciplines should spark interest among the youngest competitors who are vital to the future of our sport.”
Another new addition will be rallycross in the form of a Crosscar, a CrossKart-like competition, further enhancing the FIA’s commitment to grassroots motorsport. Two competitions for the affordable development category will be held, with both senior and junior competitions taking place.
“Following a successful inaugural event, the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games will meet our commitment to year-on-year growth for this exciting global concept,” said Stephane Ratel, founder and CEO of the event’s organizer, SRO Motorsports Group. “The variety of disciplines confirmed for 2020 is very impressive, particularly the addition of rallying and further grassroots disciplines.
“I am sure that this will bring new competitors and fans to Marseille and Circuit Paul Ricard to experience the unique FIA Motorsport Games atmosphere.”