Applications open for Team UK; first eight drivers for 2022 FIA Motorsport Games announced

Thursday 16 June 2022

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce the first eight entrants selected to represent Team UK at the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in October this year, as well as confirm the application process for the remaining disciplines.

The event is an inclusive, global celebration of the sport in all its forms, with the FIA Motorsport Games bringing together drivers from every corner of the world, with around 80 National Sporting Authorities (ASNs), such as Motorsport UK, expected to take part.

Seventeen disciplines are represented across a broad spectrum of the sport, with categories for grassroots competitors right the way up to elite sportspersons, with a unique format pitting professional and amateur racers alike head-to-head.

After the 2021 staging of the Games was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Motorsport UK has carried over the selection of eight entrants into the 2022 Team UK squad.

Laura Christmas and Mark King will represent the UK in the Auto Slalom, with Corey Padgett and Dan Rooke confirmed for the Junior and Senior categories respectively of the burgeoning Crosscar discipline.

Ollie Evans is the UK’s choice for Drifting, with Chris Froggatt, a Pro-Am champion in GT World Challenge Europe set to contest the GT races. Rally drivers Tim Jones and Oliver Mellors round out the first batch of announcements, the pair competing in Historic Rally and Rally2 respectively. Jones will have his brother Steve as a co-driver, with Ian Windress assisting Mellors.

Applications to represent Team UK in the remaining disciplines – Formula 4, Endurance, Esports, Karting Endurance, Karting Slalom, Karting Sprint Jr & Sr, Rally4 and Touring Cars – are now open, and will close at 23:59 on Friday, 8 July 2022.

To register interest, competitors should fill out the application form, which can be found here:

The 2022 edition of the FIA Motorsport Games will be staged in the south of France, with events spread across three sites at Circuit Paul Ricard, Veynes and St. Baume.

Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive Officer said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome our first drivers into the Team UK fold ahead of the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games later this year, and to open applications for all the remaining disciplines.

“The Games are a superb initiative, bringing together the international motorsport community for a celebration of the sport across a wide range of disciplines and skill sets. It’s the perfect platform on which to showcase the best of British motorsport talent.

“I look forward to welcoming our drivers across the remaining disciplines in due course, and beyond that an exciting celebration of motorsport in France this October.”

For more information on the Games, or to view the Terms and Conditions, please click here.