Ukraine and Australia take first gold medals at FIA Motorsport Games
5 of the six courses contesting this yr’s inaugural FIA Motorsport Games staged their first races on the second day of competition at Vallelunga the set up the first two gold medals – in the Waft and Digital Cups – had been also awarded earlier this evening.
Ukraine and Australia collectively lead the medal table at this early stage courtesy of their gold medals, but all that may possibly well possibly possibly alternate on Sunday when GT Cup, Touring Vehicle Cup, Formulation 4 Cup and Karting Slalom Cup champions are crowned.
DRIFTING CUP – GOLD: UKRAINE | SILVER: CZECH REP | BRONZE: RUSSIA
Dmitriy Illyuk of Ukraine secured the first gold medal at the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games by clinching victory on this evening’s Drifting Cup contest. Using a Nissan 200SX, Illyuk defeated Michal Reichert (BMW M3 E92) in the final battle to make certain his nation took the spoils at Vallelunga.
Russia left with the bronze medal thanks to Ilia Fedorov (Nissan Silvia S14), who beat Federico Sceriffo (Toyota GT 86) after the Italian made contact alongside with his rival and sent him into the gravel elegant moments into their battle.
The Top 16 contest performed out under the floodlights at Vallelunga and culminated in the occasion’s first podium ceremony taking area following three hours of competition.
DIGITAL CUP – GOLD: AUSTRALIA | SILVER: COSTA RICA | BRONZE: ITALY
Cody Nikola Latkovski has won the first-ever FIA Motorsport Games Digital Cup gold medal after defeating 11 somewhat about a world-class drivers in the final held at a digital Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this evening.
The Australian beat fellow FIA-licensed Gran Turismo World Championship neatly-liked Bernal Valverde who claimed silver for Costa Rica, while native ace Stefano Conte bagged bronze for the host nation, Italy.
The motion kicked off with the semi-finals, which had been followed by a repechage warmth and Big Closing that certain the medallists.
Crew Germany prevailed in a topsy-turvy first GT Cup contest that seen plenty of of the early favourites hit problems. Japan started Flee 1 from pole and led early on before Russia benefited from the appearance of rain to steal the serve sooner than a mid-speed crimson flag.
Switching to wets would tell pricey for Russia as the slick-shod Crew Denmark car of Christina Nielsen charged to the entrance, followed by Alfred Renauer in the German-liveried Porsche. After making utilize of stress for plenty of laps he carried out a speed-succesful pass with 10 minutes left on the clock. Nielsen held on to second for Denmark while a 30s put up-speed penalty for Belgium elevated Poland to 3rd.
The second speed will get underway the following day at 09.30 with Japan again starting from pole, followed by the medal showdown at 15.15.
TOURING CAR CUP
Klim Gavrilov made the excellent launch to Crew Russia’s Touring Vehicle Cup assault by claiming a comfy victory and maximum 25 aspects in Flee 1.
The regulation lights-to-flag take by 5 seconds from Mato Homola (Slovakia) became as soon as in stark incompatibility to the battle raging in the serve of the set up Gilles Magnus’ intrepid strikes helped the Belgian rise from sixth to 3rd by the operate.
Nonetheless, unlike the somewhat about a courses on this yr’s FIA Motorsport Games, this present day’s speed results don’t maintain any touching on the following day’s starting grid. As a replace, it’s Magnus who shares the entrance row with Gavrilov after the pair executed first and second in Q2. Combining aspects scored right by procedure of both races – the second of which carries a maximum of 30 aspects – will resolve which driver and nation wins Touring Vehicle Cup gold the following day.
FORMULA 4 CUP
Andrea Rosso’s two-second put up-speed penalty handed Israel’s Ido Cohen victory in Formulation 4 Cup’s Qualifying Flee at Vallelunga this morning.
Italy’s Rosso crossed the line first after succesful a highly nice looking stumble upon at Vallelunga but became as soon as attributable to this truth adjudged to maintain overtaken Cohen under yellow flags. He retains his area on the Main Flee entrance row, albeit now in the serve of his Italian F4 Championship rival.
Rosso started second and slipped to 3rd before working his formula to the entrance and at closing passing lengthy-time chief Niklas Kruetten on the penultimate lap.
KARTING SLALOM CUP
Eight teams every comprising two drivers will battle for Karting Slalom Cup gold the following day after 20 National Wearing Authorities (ASNs) had been eliminated right by procedure of this present day’s qualifying session and top-16 shootout, which took area on two specially constructed layouts at Vallelunga.
Germany’s Janina Burkard and Florian Benedik stepped forward with the fastest mixed time of all – a 3m19.256s featuring elegant one 2s penalty – after with ease beating Slovakia of their closing-16 match-up. They now face slowest qualifiers, Portugal, in the first of the following day’s quarter-finals.
Russia’s Olesia Vashchuk and Vladislav Bushu had been elegant 4.1s fearful of the Germans after also incurring two faults of their battle in opposition to Kuwait. They are going to fling head-to-head with Croatia who squeezed past home favourites Italy by elegant 4s.
The Netherlands, Belgium, Belarus and Austria complete the list of quarter-finalists.
Action from the supreme four courses counting in direction of the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games will be streamed reside on the occasion’s internet area and Fb page, moreover fia.com, on Sunday.