FIA Females in Motorsport Rate President Michèle Mouton has hailed the new FIA Motorsport Games as one other key milestone within the federation’s diagram to make motor racing more accessible to ladies.
• Virtually one fifth of entries across the six disciplines are female
• FIA Girls on Song actions to be held on Thursday at Vallelunga Circuit
The inaugural model of the FIA Motorsport Games is determined to be staged from 1-3 November in Rome and on the interior sight Vallelunga Circuit. In step with the nation versus nation belief, the tournament will comprise six different disciplines, of which four feature a promising series of female competitors.
Within the GT Cup, Christina Nielsen and Flick Haigh will symbolize Denmark and the United Kingdom respectively, while Spain’s Belen Garcia will plug within the System 4 Cup and Jessica Bäckman will accelerate the flag for Sweden within the Touring Automobile Cup.
Furthermore, 29 ladies frail 14-16 will have mixed gender driver pairings within the Karting Slalom Cup. This grassroots entry-stage competitors, created to come up with the money for younger participants their first foray into motor sport, has some very promising younger skills on its entry list.
Nina Pothof of the Netherlands, Matilde Fidalgo of Portugal, Slovakia’s Barbora Bauerová, Poland’s Sara Sandra Kałuzińska and Anna Glaerum from Sweden are all graduates of the FIA Girls on Song programme.
Representing France, 15-365 days-weak Doriane Pin is the winner of the worthy Volant Winfield award and has already loved her first single-seater experience, testing a System 4 car as phase of her prize. Thai racer Sitarvee Limnantharak is an FIA Karting Academy Trophy competitor.
“I’m excited to search around for so many ladies participating within the inaugural model of the FIA Motorsport Games,” commented Mouton.
“A promising female single-seater racer will compete within the System 4 Cup, while a extra two ladies will take dangle of on the many experienced campaigners participating within the GT Cup. Despite her younger age, Jessica Bäckman competing within the Touring Automobile Cup has already established herself as a ‘tin-high’ typical. Here is determined evidence that girls can successfully participate in every have of motor racing.
“The mixed gender pairings within the Karting Slalom Cup will provide 29 younger ladies with the chance to compete for medals representing their respective international locations. For many, this can moreover be their first experience of world competitors, which is an beautiful step of their progression.”
On Thursday, forward of the legit Opening Ceremony, the FIA Girls on Song actions will be held on the Vallelunga Circuit.
Serving both a relaxing and tutorial reason, around 120 younger ladies from native faculties will sample the e-karts used within the Karting Slalom Cup. They’ll also strive out simulators and take dangle of phase in a series of informative challenges addressing such subject matters as avenue safety, first aid and environmental consciousness.
“The Girls on Song programme promotes motor racing amongst younger females, giving them a survey of what the sport is all about, nonetheless on the identical time it serves the largest tutorial reason,” acknowledged venerable World Rally Championship tournament winner Mouton.
“Currently, ladies account for most animated 5% of competitors taking phase in numerous kinds of motor sport across the enviornment. On the FIA Motorsport Games, almost a fifth of entries are female, which is a valuable and just appropriate-looking out milestone for all individuals concerned about Females in Motorsport and testomony to the strides now we were making with creating better alternatives for mixed gender motor sport.”