F1H2O have announced that Liuzhou no longer features on their 2018 calendar, leaving Xiangyang as the sole venue in China this season.
The absence of Liuzhou reduces the remaining championship points available from 100 to 80 with 4 more rounds to race.
Team Abu Dhabi driver Erik Stark leads the 2018 World Championship with 41 points, his teammates Thani Al Qemzi and Shaun Torrente are second and third with 39 and 32 points.
Realistically, only Philippe Chiappe and Peter Morin can challenge the might of Abu Dhabi this season, the French pair who drive for CTIC F1 Shenzhen China are in fourth place with 27 points and fifth with 26.
The 2018 F1H2O calendar with 4 more rounds to race:
Round 4 – Xiangyang – China – September 22-23
Round 5 – Amaravati – India – November 16-18
Round 6 – Abu Dhabi – UAE – December 6-8
Round 7 – Sharjah – UAE – December 13-15
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.
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