This week in the Motorsport Series News Roundup I have news on Cross Car debuting at this year’s edition of the Motorsport Games, the question that faces drivers with the upcoming changes in IMSA GTD regulations, arrive and drive rental car info for the Radical World Finals in Vegas, the interesting dilemma causing Italian F4 to change their race format and more.
- Cross Car will debut at the FIA Motorsport Games this October, 26-30, drawing off-road racing, Autocross, and Cross Car stars to compete for the glory of winning a gold medal for their home nation. “Cross Car is to off-road racing what karting is to circuit racing. It’s where established and upcoming stars from rally and off-road competition build their craft driving small off-road buggies powered by motorbike engines, drivers like current FIA Euro RX3 Rallycross leader Kobe Pauwels, and Viktor Vranckx, who heads the FIA RX2e Rallycross Championship.”
- Autoweek reports that IMSA’s Growth in Gentlemen Drivers Means Uncertain Future for GT Pro Class. “But the factory driver’s future remains uncertain due to the upheaval in the GT category. Along with the arrival of a new generation of GT3 machines, there’s a movement toward gentlemen drivers.”
- The Radical World Finals 2022 in Las Vegas has been officially confirmed and full details can be found at the Radical Motorsport website here. “The five-day, action-packed programme will guarantee an unforgettable formula for our Radical customers. Four days on track, a pool of international talent, extravagant social events and soaking up the Nevada sun.” Car rentals are available in ‘arrive & drive’ packages via their North American dealer partners. Full details can be found here. Payments for World Finals entries can be made through their online booking site. Please note, if you are booking from the UK or rest of world, you will need to create a new account first – even if you have booked with them before. All prices are in $USD.
- The Isotta Fraschini LMH project, which had been targeting a 2023 FIA WEC entry now seems set to miss that target according to Daily Sportscar. “The project currently has funding appropriate to progressing to, and into, a test and development phase and has been in the build stage for some time.”
- Organizers of Italian F4 have issued a report stating the weekend format last weekend needed to move away from the traditional three races per weekend due to increased grid numbers. F1 Feeder Series explains why.
- Racer reports that HMD Motorsports is expanding to 8 Indy Lights entries. “I think eight drivers on Firestone tires and the limited testing that we’re going to have, it’s probably going to be an advantage to have more drivers, more engineers, more data.”