The inaugural Motorsport Games has commenced in Rome today (Friday), backed by global broadcast coverage for the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA’s) new event.
The Motorsport Games involves each competitor race in the colours of their national flag in the multi-disciplinary contest. The Italian capital is acting as the host city while the nearby Vallelunga Circuit stages on-track activities.
In Europe, Motorvision TV will air a combination of live coverage and highlights to a range of countries, including Belgium, France, Portugal and Spain. The FIA, which in July appointed SRO Motorsports Group as the promoter of the Motorsport Games, has also secured a series of region-specific deals across the continent.
In the host nation, Automoto TV will air live coverage while pay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia will show highlights. Spanish followers will be able to follow the action live via OTT platform LaLiga TV, while in the UK free-to-air digital sports channel Front Runner will broadcast highlights.
The Netherlands will be provided with live coverage of the Touring Car Cup on free-to-air commercial network RTL, allowing fans to follow the progress of Dutch driver Tom Coronel. Highlights from the other disciplines will also be aired by RTL.
There will be further live coverage in Lithuania on the 15min network and in Ukraine through XSport, while in Finland viewers will be able to see highlights on MTV Oy.
In Russia, Motorsport TV will offer live coverage, with highlights packages on Match TV and Auto Plus. In North America, US and Canadian motorsport fans will be able to watch live coverage through Motor Trend On Demand. CBS Sports will offer highlights. In the Caribbean, Flow will broadcast highlights of the Games.
In Asia, a host of countries, including Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, will be provided with highlights through Motorvision TV. Malaysia has confirmed multiple entries for the inaugural Games, with pay-television broadcaster Astro offering highlights coverage.
In Oceania, Australian fans will have access to highlights via Motorsports TV, with TV3 providing the same coverage in New Zealand. In Israel, which has participants in two disciplines, the Sport 5 channel will broadcast highlights. A host of nations in the Middle East will be served by Motorvision TV, which will show live coverage in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, among other nations. Kuwait will have additional coverage through Al-Rai TV.
Distribution in Africa includes programming on Nigeria’s Talent Sport Channel, while Kenya’s coverage will come courtesy of Bamba TV. West Africa will be served by XP, with the same network also broadcasting to Tanzania and Zambia. Motorvision TV will take a combination of live coverage and highlights to other African nations such as Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and South Africa.
In addition to television coverage, a host of digital media platforms will cover the Games. There will be full access to live coverage from Vallelunga on the FIA Motorsport Games and FIA websites. The inaugural Motorsport Games is set to conclude on Sunday.
The full list of broadcasters and worldwide streaming platforms can be found here.
Six disciplines make up the inaugural Motorsport Games, namely the GT Cup, Touring Car Cup, Formula 4 Cup, Drifting Cup, Karting Slalom Cup and Digital Cup.