UIM CLASS 1 WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP
 

NEWS CENTRE

18/05/2016
2016 A TRANSITION YEAR FOR CLASS 1 AND V-1

After a five-year term as Promoter for Class 1 and V-1 the company Class 1 Promotion MFZE decided not to renew their agreement with UIM regarding these classes after the final race in Abu Dhabi last year. UIM was prepared for this and had already early 2015 started the process of finding a new promoter. In light of the challenging conditions in the global economy these efforts have not yet produced the expected solution.

The UIM has through incentives from dedicated units within the sport found that 2016 will have to be resolved as a transition year where the teams and organizers are taking heavy loads to make the Championship come true.

UIM are currently in dialogue with several organizers and are in the final stages of concluding this year’s Class 1 / V-1 racing Calendar.

Two races in Europe and three in the United Arabic Emirates are the perspectives UIM are working towards and hope to have this programme finalized within May.

Also the situation regarding the new Promoter is in advanced stages of solution, and the UIM expect to be able to present the new promoter and the Calendar for 2017 by the General Assembly in Fujairah in October at the latest.

Top Picture:The podium for the World Championship 2015.

From left to right: Arif Al Zaffain – Nadir Bin Hendi – 3 Victory Team / John Tomlinson – Gary Ballough – 6 Abu Dhabi Team / Luca Formilli Fendi – Giovanni Carpitella – 10 Fendi Racing

Honoured by UIM President Raffaele Chiulli and HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayan

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