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Motorsport Games’ second edition postponed by another year

by Ida Wood

Photo: SRO / Dirk Bogaerts Photography

The second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games, to be held in France, has been postponed by another year to 2022.

The Paul Ricard-based multi-discipline tournament was supposed to be held last year, but the global COVID-19 pandemic led to it being moved back by a year. For the same reasons, it has now been pushed to October 29/30 next year.

Formula 4 and karting were included in the first edition of the Motorsport Games, held in Italy in 2019, and both were supposed to feature again in the second edition.

”This postponement is an unavoidable decision considering the travel difficulties the world is still going through,” said FIA president Jean Todt.

“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.”

An Esports competition is being planned for this year in the October 30/31 date the real-world event was supposed to take place on.

“The opportunity to gather competitors from across the globe is a vital component of the FIA Motorsports Games,” Stephane Ratel, the CEO of SRO which organises the Motorsport Games along with the FIA, added.

“As this will not be possible in 2021, I believe that it is the correct decision to reschedule for next year.

“While disappointing, the decision demonstrates our commitment to staging a truly global event that does justice to the FIA Motorsports Games philosophy. We will continue working towards the second edition and look forward to sharing more news regarding a digital project for 2021.”