In the FIA Motorsport Games, PROsport Racing is fielding an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the two Ukrainians Yevgen Sokolovskiy and Ivan Peklin.
The second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games, the Olympic Games of motorsport, will be held at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet from October 26 to 30. After the 2020 and 2021 editions had to be postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic, the event will be held in the south of France for the second time. PROsport Racing will field an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for Ukraine in the GT Cup.
In the GT Cup, one bronze and one silver driver are mandatory. There will be two one-hour qualifying races, which will be followed by a main race, which will also last for one hour. In the familiar race format from the ADAC GT Masters or the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup, a driver change must be made at race half-time.
At the wheel of the Vantage GT3 will be PROsport Racing regular Yevgen Sokolovskiy, who normally competes for the team in ADAC GT4 Germany and the Nürburgring Endurance Series, and his Ukrainian compatriot Ivan Peklin. While Sokolovskiy will make his racing debut in GT3 racing, Peklin has already won a race in the International GT Open.
“I train a lot in the gym and in my simulator. We also had a lot of test days in GT3,” said Peklin, who will celebrate his 21st birthday a few days before the event. “I am very grateful to be able to represent Ukraine in this competition. The Olympic format in motorsport is new for me. Yevgen and I are very motivated to drive out the best possible result. Our goal is the same as that of the whole Ukrainian team: we want the Ukrainian anthem to be played at the award ceremony and the Ukrainian flag to be seen! We want to support the fighting spirit of Ukraine!”
His partner Sokolovskiy added: “At the FIA Motorsport Games we want to achieve a good result. In the past two years I have worked hard to reach a high level. Ivan is a fast pilot and together we are a good pair, he as a silver pilot and I am bronze. So together we will definitely be able to put pressure on our competitors. We are preparing hard for the task ahead. I hope that every athlete from the Ukrainian team will fight in such a way that our fellow Ukrainians will be proud of us. For our compatriots, we are going to the FIA Motorsport Games!”
The first qualifying race will take place on Friday, October 28 at 18:30, the special feature being that the race will start as darkness falls and will finish in night conditions. On October 29, another qualifying race will follow at 11:10 a.m. before the main race is held at 2:15 p.m. on the Formula 1 circuit in southern France.