The FIA Motorsport Games 2020 has been announced, once again including the Digital Cup esports event in the Olympics-style mixed-motorsport competition.
The mixture of motorsports disciplines will include the core events of the GT Cup, Touring Car Cup, F4 Cup, Drifting Cup, Karting Slalom Cup and Digital Cup. And more categories will be announced as we apporach the 2020 event, which will take place at Circuit Paul Ricard and the host city of Marseilles.
The 2019 event took place in Rome (and the Vallelhunga Circuit), and each racing category carried an equal weight in the medal table, including the Digital Cup which was won by Australian GT Sport racer Cody Latkovski.
A total of 192 drivers and 49 countries and territories competed with Team Russia winning overall due to one gold and two bronze medals. The 2020 event is likely to be even bigger. And the Digital Cup will again feature Gran Turismo Sport as the esport game of choice for the FIA, as they are also partnered for the FIA Online Championship.
Jean Todt, FIA President: “I’m delighted that following the success of the inaugural edition, the concept of the FIA Motorsport Games continues to grow as the event moves to the prestigious Circuit Paul Ricard. This is a clear indication that this unique approach to motor racing proved to be the right one and that the future is bright for the FIA Motorsport Games. I feel confident that the 2020 edition will continue to bring together both fans of motor sport as well as people with general appreciation of international sport. At the same time, I’m eager to see even more national federations capturing the patriotic spirit of the event and getting involved. By including grassroots level disciplines, they offer an accessible platform for future generations of competitors, something that is very important for us at the FIA. I am very much looking forward to the FIA Motorsport Games taking place in France.”
Nicolas Deschaux, French Federation of Automobile Sport President: “In 2020, France is proud to welcome the second running of the FIA Motorsport Games in Marseille, which will host the event in tandem with Circuit Paul Ricard, the current home of the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. Here in our country this unique and innovative concept will again highlight the diversity of motor sport with a wealth of disciplines featured, from Circuit Racing through Karting and Drifting to Digital Motor Sport. Under the auspices of the SRO Motorsport Group’s recognised know-how, the FIA Motorsport Games will bring together drivers and teams under the colours of their national flags. Certainly, the world of motor sport will rock to the rhythm of the French Riviera during the weekend!”
If you’re interested in representing your country in the Digital Cup at the FIA Motorsport Games 2020 in October, it’s time to get practising and competing!