The FIA Motorsport Games took place for the first time this weekend on the Italian Vallellunga circuit.Russia was represented in 6 disciplines by SMP Racing drivers Denis Bulatov and Pavel Bulantsev (classes GT Cup and Formula 4 Cup), SMP RCRS driver Klim Gavrilov (Touring Car Cup), as well as Rinat Salikhov (GT Cup), Ilya Fedorov (Drifting Cup), Olesya Vashchuk and Vladislav Bushuev (Karting Slalom Cup) and SMP Racing Esports driver Vasily Anufriev (Digital Cup).
According to the results of the FIA Motorsport Games’ overall standings, Russian drivers were victorious with three medals: a gold medal in the Touring class and a bronze medal in the Drifting Cup as well as a bronze medal in the Karting Slalom Cup classes. The rivals of the Russians at the FIA Motorsports Games were national teams from 50 countries.
Victor Kiryanov, President of the Russian Automobile Federation: “Today the strongest motorsport federation has been determined. This year it is the Russian Automobile Federation. I am very proud of our drivers and the teams. I am proud of the specialists of the Russian Automobile Federation, who have identified and trained members of our national team. FIA Motorsport Games are a great project. This is an opportunity for our drivers to reach a new level, test themselves and their capabilities in the international arena. as well as to improve their skills and defend the honor of their country in international competitions."
“The gold medal in such an important competition as the FIA Motorsports Games is an excellent result,” SMP Racing driver Denis Bulatov said. “I am very proud of our entire team. I am grateful to SMP Racing and the RAF for the opportunity to be a part of the Russian team and represent our country in the international arena."
“This is my first experience in participating in competitions of such a high level and status,” SMP Racing junior driver Pavel Bulantsev added. “Russia has achieved the greatest result and I'm glad that I had the honor to be part of our team at the FIA Motorsports Games. Thanks to SMP Racing and RAF for such opportunity."