Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna in Olbia
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 Olbia-Sardinia (Italy) - F1H2O returns to Sardinia after 18 years.
H2O Racing, Promoter and organizer of the UIM F1H2O World Championship confirms the fourth round of the 2022 Championship the UIM F1H2O Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna which will take place in Olbia (Italy) from 14 to 16 October.
Only one month after the last round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship, Olbia will host for the first time a Grand Prix of F1H20.
This is the eleventh time that F1H2O is hosted in Sardinia.
“It was 1994 when we arrived in Sardinia with F1H2O World Championship – said Nicolò di San Germano, Founder of H2O Racing – it was such a huge success that the event took place for ten more years.
The first three were in consecutive years from 1994 till 1996 in the picturesque Porto Cervo. Then the attention shifted to Southern Sardinia with the addition of a new venue in the ancient city of Cagliari in 1998.
So after the ten previous races in two different locations it is with great pleasure that we are back to this island that I love so much!
And now for the first time in championship history the field of drivers from three different continents and ten various nations get set to race here in lovely Olbia for the Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna marking the first time in 18 long years that we have returned to this special place.
I wish to deeply thank Regione Sardegna and specifically the Assessor to Tourism Gianni Chessa for trusting us and for the great support he gave us, thanks to the Mayor of Olbia Settimo Nizzi and the Assessor to Tourism Marco Balata with whom we have since some years a well eastblished partnership in the successfull Aquabike World Championship.
With the ongoing collaboration with FIM, the Italian Powerboat Federation, I hope this will be the first of a long series of races in Sardinia which will bring this lovely island on top of Powerboat world”.
“It is with great pleasure that the Italian Powerboat Federation together with F1H2O brings back the F1H2O World Championship in Italy with the Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna , fourth round of the Championship – said Vincenzo Iaconianni, President of FIM (Italian Powerboat Federation) - After the previous and succesfull Grand Prix in Porto Cervo and Cagliari, the flagship international series of single seater inshore circuit powerboat racing will be host this year in Olbia, in what is expected to be a challenging and thrilling race. I am sure that the incredible power of the catamarans, as well as the perfect organization and the beauty of the location will offer an extraordinary show to the spectators in Olbia and all over the world”.
The first action on the Circuit along the Molo Brin in Olbia will take place on Friday with an extra free practice session at 15.00 hrs [local]. A second practice session on Saturday morning is followed by Official Qualifying at 15:00hrs, with the final practice session on Sunday morning and the UIM F1H2O Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna at 15:00hrs preceded as usual by Lap Parade.
More infos to follow.