Further details about the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games have emerged, with the SRO Motorsports Group set to promote the multi-disciplinary event later this year.
The concept was first publicized following the most recent FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting earlier this month, with confirmation that the first event will take place in Rome on Nov. 1-3.
It will coincide with the second edition of the FIA GT Nations Cup which takes place at Vallelunga, just outside the Italian capital.
Drivers from a variety of disciplines will take part in the Race of Nations, encompassing six different forms of motorsports: GTs, touring cars, Formula 4, drifting, karting slalom and digital motorsport.
Competitors will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in different contests, with results going towards an overall medal table that decides which ASN is awarded a trophy during the event’s closing ceremony.
SRO will act as promoter and organizer for the event as part of a multi-year agreement.
The event will be repeated annually, with a different city hosting the opening and closing ceremonies each year.
“I am pleased to launch the FIA Motorsport Games, which will combine a variety of disciplines and all the elements of a major sporting occasion in one event,” said FIA President Jean Todt.
“It is something new for not only motor sport followers and future generations of competitors, but also those with a general appreciation of international sport.
“It is another opportunity for ASNs and ACNs to engage with new audiences and harness the patriotism within their respective nations.
“The support of the host club, the Automobile Club d’Italia, is much appreciated, and I look forward to attending the first edition in Rome.”
The inaugural running of the FIA GT Nations Cup, held in Bahrain on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 last year, saw two-driver teams from 18 different countries compete in the headline event of the relaunched Bahrain GT Festival.
Team Turkey was victorious with its drivers Salih Yoluc and Ayhancan Guven.
“I have long believed that this concept holds tremendous potential for our sport, as we saw last year with the FIA GT Nations Cup,” added SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.
“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.
“What’s more, I am thrilled that we will be able to launch in a city as magnificent and globally admired as Rome.
“We are at the start of something very significant and I know that we will work tirelessly alongside the FIA to deliver the standard of event that the FIA Motorsport Games deserves.”