Aquabike promotion organizer of the UIM-ABP Aquabike Championship announced a six race calendar set to take place in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The UIM-ABP season kicks off in Portimao, Portugal. This event also marks the start of an exciting ten day water festival on the Arade River. During back to back weekends, we’ll see the UIM-ABP Ski Juniors World Championship and Round 2 of the UIM F1H20 World Powerboat Championship.
The season moves on to Olbia on the island of Sardinia for Round 2 of the Aquabike Championship. The Sardinia event combines the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship for Runabout GP2, GP4, Ski GP2, and GP3.
The third stop is in China, where no Aquabike events have taken place since 2016. From there, the participants head to India in November for the fourth round. This marks the beginning of a weeklong watersports festival in Amaravati on the Krishna river. The Aquabike Championship season will end its fifth consecutive year on the Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah in the UAE. An additional race will occur in December. It has yet to be confirmed.
“We are delighted to be able to announce such an exciting and diverse calendar for 2019 which highlights the growing reputation of this championship,” said Raimondo di San Germano, H2O Racing. The success we have enjoyed and support we have received at venues with the UIM F1H2O Championship now allows us to be able to showcase the Aquabike Championship.
I would like to thank Mayor Isilda Gomez and the Portuguese Federation, Mayor Settimo Nizzi and the Italian Federation, the Chinese Federation, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and the UAE Marine Sports Federation”, continued San Germano.