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SRO To Promote Inaugural Olympics-Style Motorsports Games
July 1, 2019
The FIA has appointed SRO Motorsports Group as the promoter of the first-ever Motorsport Games, an annual event with drivers from a variety of disciplines participating under their national flag.
SRO To Promote Inaugural Olympics-Style Motorsports Games

Motorsport’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has appointed SRO Motorsports Group as the promoter of the Motorsport Games and has revealed further details behind the new event.

The FIA first announced that Rome would host the first Motorsport Games later this year in a brief statement following the latest meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Paris last month. These plans have now been fleshed out with SRO handed the remit of developing the concept under a multi-year contract.

The Motorsport Games will be an annual event with drivers from a variety of disciplines participating in the same venue on the same weekend under their national flag. The Games will initially feature six categories – GT, Touring Car, Formula 4, Drifting, Karting Slalom and Digital Motorsport. Each competition will award gold, silver and bronze medals, contributing to an overall medal table.

The inaugural edition of the Motorsport Games will commence with a “spectacular opening ceremony” in Italy’s capital city on October 31, with the general public and motorsport fans being at the heart of the celebrations.

The action will then move to the race track, with the neighboring ACI Vallelunga Circuit just north of Rome set to play host to events from November 1-3. The weekend will culminate with a closing ceremony, during which the National Sporting Authority (ASN) or National Automobile Club (ACN) of the winning country will receive the Motorsport Games trophy.

The Motorsport Games have their origins in the FIA GT Nations Cup, organized by SRO and will become an annual date on the international motorsports calendar, with a different city hosting the event each year.

“I have long believed that this concept holds tremendous potential for our sport, as we saw last year with the FIA GT Nations Cup. Following the success of that event, it is very exciting to once again work with the FIA as we expand the concept to a variety of disciplines as part of a multi-year agreement,” SRO Motorsports Group founder and chief executive Stéphane Ratel said.

For more information, visit sro-motorsports.com.