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Inaugural FIA Motorsport Games Set To Open In Rome. (31.10.19)

In a format new to the world of motor racing, the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games takes place over the weekend of Friday November 1 to Sunday November 3.

Competitors from across the globe will compete in six disciplines – GT, F4, Touring Car, Karting Slalom, Drifting and Digital. In a format not seen in motorsport previously, medals earned in each competition will count towards an overall table with the most successful National Sporting Authority being awarded the FIA Motorsport Games Trophy.

Photo: SRO / Dirk Bogaerts

The event opens with a ceremony in Rome on the evening of Thursday October 31 with track action getting underway at the Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi on November 1.

The first entries to get a taste of the 4.085 km circuit, situated 32 kms north of Rome, will be the GT Cup grid that opens the day’s sessions with an 80-minute practice. The F4 Cup category is out next for practice followed by the Touring Car Cup grid.

The Karting Slalom competitors begin their practice at 2.00pm local time before the Digital Cup class begins its practice.

Friday closes with practice and qualifying for the Drifting Cup class.

Saturday sees qualifying sessions for all categories with first race of the weekend taking place in the afternoon with the opening round of the Touring Car Cup. The final for the Digital Cup ends the day with a 30-minute session.

Photo: SRO / Dirk Bogaerts

With the virtual racing competition finishing on Saturday, Sunday’s action is focused on the track with competitions across all the classes. The event finishes with a closing ceremony at 5.00pm.

Extensive TV coverage will extend the potential audience for the event to a global level. TV coverage will be supported by live streaming via the event’s Facebook page, the GT World YouTube Channel, Motor Trend On Demand and Dailymotion.

The competition organisers have made it clear that the event can only grow bigger in the future so all eyes in the motorsport world will be on Vallelunga.