- The third edition of the FIA Motorsport Games will be held from 23-27 October, 2024
- Spain’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo and Valencia preparing to host the biennial multidisciplinary motorsport event
- All 16 categories featured in 2022 confirmed to return
- At least 10 new categories added to the bill, increasing opportunities to win medals
London, UK, (Thursday, 5 July, 2023): The third edition of the FIA Motorsport Games will take place from 23-27 October 2024 in Spain, with the Generalitat Valenciana and Circuit Ricardo Tormo set to host the popular multidisciplinary event that unites athletes from all four corners of the globe in a unique spirit of sporting competition.
The third running of the Games – jointly launched by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and SRO Motorsports Group – promises to be the biggest yet. Not only are all 16 categories that made up the 2022 event confirmed to return, but they will be joined by 10 new ones, increasing opportunities for drivers from National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) worldwide to vie for medals under the flag of their home country.
This growth underscores the momentum that has been building since the highly successful inaugural event in 2019, which took place in the Italian capital of Rome and at the nearby Vallelunga circuit before moving to Marseille in France last year and expanding from six categories to 16.
The 2022 Games set a new record for the number of nations ever to contest a single motorsport event. Over four days of action spread across the Circuit Paul Ricard, Autocross Veynois, and the surrounding region, 463 athletes representing 72 ASNs did battle for glory in front of 45,000 enthusiastic spectators, with Team Italy ultimately prevailing courtesy of a haul of three gold medals and one silver.
The torch now passes to Spain as the category count increases again to 26, spanning the full spectrum of the sport from Circuit Racing to Electric Street – that includes Auto Slalom and Karting Slalom – Karting, Esports, Off-road, and Rally.
The original founding categories of the FIA Motorsport Games – GT, GT Sprint, Touring Car, Formula 4, Drift, and Esports – continue to feature prominently, alongside a new medal opportunity in Esports Rally.
Karting, the Junior and Senior Sprint categories will return, while Karting Endurance will welcome female/male pairings aged 14 and over. The new addition in this discipline is Karting Mini, which will be introduced for drivers aged between eight and 11.
The Rally disciplines account for the greatest number of new categories. Rally2, Rally4, and Historic Rally have each been separated into three contests – one for Gravel specialists, one for Tarmac specialists, and one comprising both surfaces for all-rounders, offering no fewer than nine possibilities to win medals. The new Rally All-Stars category, meanwhile, is open to drivers listed on the FIA priority list who are not currently eligible to enter Rally2 or Rally4.
Cross Car Junior and Senior return alongside the new Cross Car Eco category, which complements the existing electric competitions in Auto Slalom and Karting Slalom. Further new categories remain under consideration.
In addition to the coveted trophy for the winning nation outright, there will be regional trophies for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/North Africa (MENA). There will also be a NewStar trophy for the nation whose upcoming talents shine brightest in the grassroots categories and an AllStar trophy for the top-performing nation in categories reserved for more established drivers.
Further information and details will follow, before official entries for the 2024 FIA Motorsport Games open early next year.
Notes to Editors
FIA Motorsport Games 2024 - Provisional list of categories
2: GT Sprint
3: Formula 4
4: Touring Car
6: Esports GT
7: Esports Rally NEW
9: Rally2 Gravel NEW
10: Rally2 Tarmac NEW
12: Rally4 Gravel NEW
13: Rally4 Tarmac NEW
14: Rally All-Stars NEW
15: Historic Rally
16: Historic Rally Gravel NEW
17: Historic Rally Tarmac NEW
18: Cross Car Junior
19: Cross Car Senior
20: Cross Car Eco NEW
21: Karting Sprint Jr
22: Karting Sprint Sr
23: Karting Endurance
24: Karting Mini NEW
25: Auto Slalom
26: Karting Slalom