The FIA Motorsport Games, originally scheduled to open on October 30 2021 and based at Circuit Paul Ricard, has been rescheduled for October 29-30 2022.
The decision has been made because of the ‘ongoing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of competitors, staff and the wider community.’
The organisers are currently working on arranging a digital event on the original dates of October 30 -31.
FIA President Jean Todt said:
“This postponement is an unavoidable decision considering the travel difficulties the world is still going through. 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 (National Sporting Authorities) and the teams in 2022.”
SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO Stephane Ratel commented:
“The opportunity to gather competitors from across the globe is a vital component of the FIA Motorsport Games. As it 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 Motorsport Games philosophy.
“We will continue working towards the second edition and look forward to sharing more news regarding a digital project for 2021.”