One of 10 new disciplines for the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games, Auto Slalom will feature a total of 26 nations competing on a bespoke course at Circuit Paul Ricard – all with the same vehicle – the Opel Corsa-e Rally.
The line-up includes drivers from Germany, Peru, Poland, Nepal, Lithuania, Georgia, Belgium, Brazil, Ukraine, Chinese Taipei, India, Latvia, Estonia, South Africa, Spain, UK, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Slovakia, Hungary, Kosovo, Croatia, Israel, Slovenia, and Vietnam.
The Auto Slalom competition joins the Karting Slalom competition as the two disciplines which will use electric vehicles for the event. Both Auto Slalom and Karting Slalom will have two drivers from each nation - one male, one female.
Originally launched in 2019, the Opel Corsa-e Rally is used in rallying competition in a championship coordinated by Opel and its partner, ADAC. It features a fully ecologically sustainable charging infrastructure with quick recharging capable within 25 minutes up to 80 % SOC with a 100 kW charger.
The Opel Corsa-e Rally provides impressive performance due with impressive torque (260 Nm), racing suspension, and slip differential.
Auto Slalom pits against the stopwatch through a series of low-to-medium speed corners on a set course. The fastest competitors will compete to earn gold, silver, or bronze medals for their nation at the FIA Motorsport Games.
"With its enormous torque of 260 Newtonmeters and its high agility, the Corsa-e Rally is also ideal for slaloms and is therefore a perfect choice," says Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott.
"The FIA Motorsport Games promise to be a mega event with high international visibility, which we are very happy to support. We are excited about the opportunity to once again demonstrate the performance of the world's first electric rally one-make cup vehicle."
Auto Slalom competition kicks off on Thursday, October 27, and runs through each day of competition, with the final taking place on Sunday, October 30.
“We’re delighted to join forces with Opel Motorsport for the Auto Slalom competition at the FIA Motorsport Games,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel.
“Adding another electrified discipline to our line-up of competition is an important step. In the future, our goal is to add more and more electrified motorsport competition to the event’s list of disciplines.
“The other great part of this event is seeing more and more new nations joining the FIA Motorsport Games for the first time. One of the main visions for the event is to give a global platform for those nations, from Lithuania to Nepal, Israel to Vietnam, Ukraine to Uzbekistan, to show what motorsport has to offer in their countries.”