Cross Automotive will debut on the FIA Motorsport Video games this October, 26-30, drawing off-road racing, Autocross, and Cross Automotive stars to compete for the glory of successful a gold medal for his or her dwelling nation.
Launched to the FIA Motorsport Video games for the primary time this yr, the Cross Automotive competitions for each Junior and Senior drivers will happen on the everlasting Autocross Veynois circuit in Veynes, positioned close to the town of Hole, north of Le Castellet.
Cross Automotive is to off-road racing what karting is to circuit racing. It’s the place established and upcoming stars from rally and off-road competitors construct their craft driving small off-road buggies powered by motorcycle engines, drivers like present FIA Euro RX3 Rallycross chief Kobe Pauwels, and Viktor Vranckx, who heads the FIA RX2e Rallycross Championship.
With the FIA Cross Automotive Academy Trophy in 2021 giving juniors aged 13+ years an accessible and reasonably priced platform to develop their off-road expertise, Cross Automotive competitors is rising throughout the globe.
Junior drivers aged 13-16 years, every representing one FIA Nationwide Sporting Authority (ASN) will compete on the second version of the FIA Motorsport Video games. They may compete in equally ready, ready-to-race Cross Automobiles equipped by Life Reside, the Belgian firm backed by WRC works driver Thierry Neuville. The identical 690cc, 75hp twin-cylinder MT07 Yamaha-engined machines are already used within the FIA Cross Automotive Academy Trophy.
The Cross Automotive Motorsport Video games competitors has a cut up class for Senior drivers, aged 16+ years. They have to enter with a Cross Automotive utilising a homologated engine (both Yamaha MT09, Yamaha R6, or Suzuki GSXR600) and a chassis constructed round an FIA-certified security construction. Senior drivers even have the choice of renting a compliant Cross Automotive in the course of the occasion from one of many 18 registered producers and groups.
Wlodek Szaniawski, President of the FIA Off-Highway Fee, feedback: “As an entry class promoted by means of Autocross, and generally Rallycross, the addition of Cross Automotive to the programme of the FIA Motorsport Video games makes full sense. Cross Automotive was step one to motorsport for a number of present WRC, World RX and Euro RX high stars. Cross Automobiles races are all the time thrilling to observe, because the autos are mild and agile, and much more thrilling to drive!
“By Cross Automotive, the FIA desires the game to develop worldwide. A devoted programme for low price, regionally produced Cross Automobiles can be revealed shortly by the FIA. Within the meantime, the self-discipline will get the prospect to exhibit how engaging it’s within the context of the FIA Motorsport Video games.”
Cross Automotive Junior has already attracted entries from ASNs throughout the globe, together with from nations set to make their FIA Motorsport Video games competitors debut this October. Juan Manuel Grigera, son of rally driver and co-driver Laureano Grigera, will give Argentina its first-ever illustration and sole alternative to win a gold medal.
Samuel Drews, aged 15 and at the moment mendacity fourth within the FIA European Cross Automotive Academy Trophy, will signify Germany, whereas Guilherme Matos will compete for Portugal. Poland is among the first to ebook its place within the Cross Automotive Senior competitors with Maciej Laskowski.
The Cross Automotive competitors will happen on Friday and Saturday, 28-29 October, at Autocross Veynois. Free apply will precede two qualifying apply classes and three qualifying heats, the semi-final, and all-important closing to determine the medal-winning nations and drivers.
All Cross Automotive drivers are invited to attend the opening ceremony on Wednesday night, 26 October, in Marseille. All rivals on this self-discipline will even contribute to the rating of their nation’s rating within the general FIA Motorsport Video games medal desk.
Entries for the 2022 FIA Motorsport Video games are open till Sunday, 25 September through the devoted FIA registration platform. Opponents wishing to signify their nation are inspired to contact their respective Nationwide Sporting Authorities, a full record of which might be discovered right here: fia.com/members/member_club/sport-mobility-3/member_club/sport-1
Spectators could have free entry to all 5 days of on and off-track motion on the FIA Motorsport Video games, from the spectacular opening ceremony in Marseille on Wednesday, October 26, and thru the next 4 days of competitors at Circuit Paul Ricard, Veynes, and Saint Baume.
To safe your free ticket to the FIA Motorsport Video games 2022, merely register by finishing the transient kind at https://www.fiamotorsportgames.com/marseille.