The legacy motorsport's 'Olympics' can build

The legacy motorsport's 'Olympics' can build

To countries with storied motorsport history, the Motorsport Games likely looked an oddity. But the Olympics-style event gives a platform to emerging countries and could build an important legacy

Grabbed by the shoulders from behind, I was manoeuvred to face the direction of the big screen in the paddock. Two teenagers were celebrating taking third place in what was admittedly a low-rent karting competition.

"That is why," exclaimed my assailant, "you should do all the events!" It was perhaps the defining moment of the inaugural Motorsport Games at Vallelunga last weekend. That's the bronze medal won by Russians Olesya Vashchuk and Vladislav Bushuev in the Karting Slalom Cup, not my encounter with George Andreev from their national motorsport federation.

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