H2O Racing president, Nicolo di San Germano has today confirmed that Amaravati in India will be the host venue for the sixth round of the 2018 UIM F1H2o World Championship.
San Germano has been working hard on the event since H2O Racing signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ last October.
He said today:
We are delighted that after all the hard work and negotiations that have been carried out on both sides the F1H2O World Championship is returning to India for the first time in 14 years.
I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Local Partner Malaxmi Group and all the personnel involved.
We look forward to a wonderful event and a long lasting relationship and extended period of racing in India.
Harish Chandra Prasad, Founder and Chief Mentor, Malaxmi Group continued:
The long cherished dream of F1H2O World Championship powerboat racing is coming true at Vijayawada and south India after a great effort and initiative taken by Malaxmi Group.
Immediately after the idea was floated, Andhra Pradesh Tourism agreed to support the initiative.
This great event will take the brand name of Amaravati to a global level and also create a world class tourism infrastructure in Amaravati.
One more attraction is that there will be two dedicated boats representing Team Amaravati participating in the competition.
It will certainly be interesting to see which team run under the Amaravati banner.
The 2018 F1H2o calendar now looks to be finalised, with 5 more rounds to race:
Xiangyang – China – September 22-23
Liuzhou – China – October 1-2
Amaravati – India – November 16-18
Abu Dhabi – UAE – December 6-8
Sharjah – UAE – December 13-15
F1 racing in India – 2004 – Photo: Rob Elliott
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.