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Rome to host new annual multidisciplinary motorsport event

June 28, 2019

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Rome will host the inaugural edition of a multidisciplinary motorsport event in November, with drivers competing for their country rather than individual recognition.

The FIA said on Friday the annual Motorsport Games will initially feature six categories: GT, Touring Car, Formula 4, Drifting, Karting Slalom and Digital Motorsport.

“It is something new for not only motorsport followers and future generations of competitors, but also those with a general appreciation of international sport,” FIA President Jean Todt said.

The Vallelunga circuit, just north of Rome, will host the three-day event, which has its origins in the GT Nations Cup, held in November 2018 in Bahrain and won by a team from Turkey.

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