Motorsport Games postponed again, rallying appears in 2022

The FIA and SRO-organized competition has been delayed for a second year due to COVID-19 concerns


The second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games has been postponed once again, with it now set to take place at Circuit Paul Ricard on October 29/30 in 2022.

The games was first held at Vallelunga in Italy in 2019, with a follow-up tournament originally scheduled for October 23-25 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be moved to October 22-24 this year.

With the pandemic still complicating matters across the world, the decision has been made to move it once again and means rallying won’t be an included discipline until 2022 at the earliest.

“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.”

The ‘global celebration’ of motorsport was set to be expanded for its second edition, with a Rally2 competition on asphalt stages, a two-wheel-drive Rally4 event, historic rallying, and a CrossKart-like rallycross competition called ‘Crosscar’ forming part of an expanded 15-discipline line-up.

For its inaugural event in 2019, the FIA Motorsport Games comprised of touring cars, GT3 sportscars, Formula 4 single-seaters and karts as well as drifting and Esports.

Words:Dominik Wilde

Photos:FIA ERC Media