The FIA Motorsport Games, due to meet for the second time between October 23 – 25 2020 in the host city of Marseille and Circuit Paul Ricard, has been postponed to 2021.
With many racing calendars being moved back to later in the year, the FIA, in conjunction with SRO Motorsports Group, has taken the decision in order to ‘reduce further logistical and financial pressure’ on the motorsport industry.
“Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 crisis, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Motorsport Games to next year,” said FIA President Jean Todt. “It will leave the opportunity to ASNs, the teams and our promoter to be better prepared. I take the opportunity to wish the best to Circuit Paul Ricard which celebrated its 50th anniversary last Sunday and to thank them for welcoming the next FIA Motorsport Games.”
SRO Motorsports Group founder and CEO Stephane Ratel fully supported the decision to move the second installment of the annual competition back to 2021.
“Moving the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games to 2021 is the correct course of action,” said Ratel. “The event was conceived as a late-season contest with each nation represented by its most talented competitors, but many series will race further into the year than anticipated, meaning it would have fallen during a very busy period.
“To avoid this conflict, we will begin planning for 2021 and are pleased to have confirmed a revised date at Circuit Paul Ricard.”
After a successful inaugural competition in 2019, the 2021 installment will feature new disciplines such as rallying and historic motorsport.