The RIAC is honoured to receive an FIA Motorsport Games Trophy on behalf of Keith Dempsey, who represented Ireland in the Inaugural FIA Motorsport Games Digital Cup at ACI Vallelunga Circuit, Italy in November 2019. Keith went 10th quickest in the overall timings and finished 18th overall at the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games.
About the FIA Motorsport Games
The FIA Motorsport Games is a multidisciplinary event featuring competitions for GT, Formula 4, Touring Car, Drifting, Karting Slalom and Digital Motorsport. The event saw drivers compete not primarily for themselves or their teams, but rather for their country.
The Digital Cup competition was hosted on Gran Turismo Sport, the bestselling racing game on PlayStation 4 using the same systems as developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. for the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships. A large stage hosted 12 racing rigs in front of a large LED screen where a series of qualifying and knockout stages took place.
The action kicked off with the semi-finals, followed by a repechage heat and the Grand Final that the determined the medallists of the competition.
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