FIA cancels international drift racing event in Sochi, Russia
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The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) has canceled the upcoming Intercontinental Drifting Cup event which was to be held in Sochi, Russia.
“The FIA watches the developments in Ukraine with sadness and shock and hopes for a speedy resolution of the current situation,” the motorsport governing body said.
“However, in the current circumstances, it is not possible to organize the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup 2022, scheduled for the Sochi Autodrom in June. The thoughts of the FIA are with all those who suffer as a result of the events in Ukraine.”
The FIA previously canceled the World Touring Car Cup scheduled for August in Sochi, and Formula 1 canceled its event in the city scheduled for September 25.
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The FIA World Motor Sport Council called an “extraordinary” meeting on Tuesday to discuss how to comprehensively address the issue of Russian drivers and teams competing in the series under its jurisdiction.