The 2020 FIA Motorsport games is set for a significant shake-up with 15 disciplines confirmed for this year’s global gathering in host city Marseille and at Circuit Paul Ricard on October 23-25.
Six disciplines formed the event at the inaugural Rome/Vallelunga running last year, with 49 countries and territories represented in GT, Touring Car, Formula 4, Drifting, Karting Slalom and Digital competitions.
Team New Zealand sent Aucklander Flynn Mullany and Faine Kahia of Taupo to compete in the Formula 4 and Touring Car classes.
Mullany ultimately finished 15th in the F4 feature race while Kahia would finish a highly credible sixth in Touring Car’s race one before unfortunately retiring from race two.
While the six former categories from 2019’s rendition remain, this year’s event will now include a strong rallying and grassroots focus.
Four rallying disciplines and two further karting events join the schedule while the event also will see an introduction of Crosscar discipline, with separate contests for junior and senior hopefuls.
“I am pleased to witness the growth of the FIA Motorsport Games. The combination of a spectator-friendly venue such as Circuit Paul Ricard with varied spectrum of disciplines will surely result in a great and memorable show, and will encourage more National Sporting Authorities to compete,” said FIA President Jean Todt.
“The inclusion of rallying and historic motor sport will add even more colour to this already diverse event, while further focus on grassroots disciplines should spark interest among the youngest competitors who are vital to the future of our sport.”