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29/04/2005
Powerboat P1 - Grand Prix Malta dal 6 all' 8 maggio 2005
"I giochi stanno per iniziare" ..... il programma della manifestazione


Mancano ormai pochi giorni dalla prima gara di Campionato del Mondo Powerboat P1, la barca del Team ORTM è già in viaggio per l'imbarco a Salerno per poi raggiungere l'isola di Malta.

Lunghe e sofferte giornate di lavoro da parte dei piloti del Team, con particolare impegno di Toto e Lele, ed il supporto eccellente da parte degli amici della Steyr e della Scandiesel hanno dato vita al nuovo scafo.
A Malta la prima sfida.


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Race Previeu

With more horse-power than the Grand National, the U.I.M. Powerboat P1 World Championship arrives in Malta on 6/7/8 May for the 2005 Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta and promises exhilarating action, glamour and highly competitive world class racing.
An international line-up of 15 boats and teams from across Europe, including pilots from Italy, UK, France, Austria and Switzerland, will assemble in Grand Harbour Valletta for the opening two rounds of the World Championship. Local interests will be represented by the Ciantar duo, Aaron and Audrienne, racing a 38footer, built by Chaudron Powerboats at their performance boat factory in Malta. In 2004 the Chaudron Team competed in the Grand Prix and brought trophies home to Malta by earning two runners-up positions. The Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta would be the perfect setting for a home win!

As the countdown continues, teams are undertaking final testing and preparation before heading to Malta and the Powerboat P1 Race Village, situated within the breathtaking backdrop of the Grand Harbour Valletta. Boats, teams, organisers and the international media will assemble in Malta for the official test session on Friday afternoon 6th May.

Round one of the Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta 2005 starts Saturday at 3pm, when thousands of spectators are expected to line the coast from the Grand Harbour Valletta, through Sliema and up towards Madliena Tower. Spectators will be able to witness the race boats off Sliema coast from 2:15pm before they head back past the Portamoso Turn to the pre-race muster area. With two minutes to go a sky flare will alert the P1 Teams of the imminent start to the Grand Prix. The boats will turn and follow the Start Boat at speed past Sliema towards the start line in front of the Portomaso Tower and then they're off! The P1 Teams will multi-lap along the coast before heading off at high speed to circumnavigate Malta in an anti-clockwise circuit, powering across the finish line at Portomaso. All the Teams will be trying to break the World Record set by P1 Team Thuraya in 2004. Sunday’s Rally Circuit Race will also start at 3pm, with boats leaving the Grand Harbour just after 2pm.

Powerboat P1 is spectator friendly and the courses have been carefully designed to ensure that the public can watch the action and experience the thrill of top-level motorsport. The best vantage points are likely to be along the Sliema Promenade.

For KBL Powerboat Management Limited, promoters of the UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship, Commercial Director Martin McDonald comments: “We are very excited to be returning to Malta. Last year the teams were impressed by the warm and friendly welcome and the great enthusiasm shown by those who attended. We promise you a fantastic two-day spectacle of action and power and hope that this World Championship event will capture the imagination of the whole of Malta.”

Podium presentation on each day will take place in the Powerboat P1 village as soon as the victorious crews return to land!


Provisional Programme


Friday 6 May 2005

14:00 – 16:00
Official Test Session for the Powerboat P1 Race Boats to allow the Teams to make final preparations before the Grand Prix races


Saturday 7 May 2005

08:10
P1 Crane Facilities open - see the Race Boats being craned into the water at Viset Valletta Waterfront in the Grand Harbour

09:00 - 11:00
Official Test Session for the Race Boats to practise before the race

14:10
1st Race Boat departs Valletta Grand Harbour, followed by other Race Boats at 1 minute intervals

14:15
1st Race Boat performs a 30 knot speed demonstration in front of Sliema waterfront, around ‘Portomaso Turn’ and then to Race Muster Area east of Sliema, followed by all other Race Boats at 1 minute intervals.

15:00
Round 1 - Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta 2005

16:30
Approximated timing - End of race and return of P1 Race Boats to the Wet Pits at Valletta Waterfront

16:45
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Round 1 Podium Presentation - Evolution Class

16:55
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Round 1 Podium Presentation - SuperSport Class


Sunday 8 May 2005

09:00 - 11:00
Official Test Session for the Race Boats to practise before the race

14:10
1st Race Boat departs Valletta Grand Harbour, followed by other Race Boats at 1 minute intervals

14:15
1st Race Boat 30 knot speed demonstration in front of Sliema spectators, around ‘Portomaso Turn’ and then to Race Muster Area east of Sliema, followed by all other Race Boats at 1 minute intervals.

15:00
Round 2 - Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta 2005

16:30
Approximated timing - End of race and return of P1 Race Boats to the Wet Pits at Valletta Waterfront

16:45
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Round 2 Podium Presentation - Evolution Class

16:55
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Round 2 Podium Presentation - SuperSport Class

17:05
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Podium Presentation - Evolution Class

17:10
Sunseeker Round Malta World Record Trophy Podium Presentation

17:15
Portomaso Grand Prix of Malta Podium Presentation - SuperSport Class

Podium Presentations will be at the P1 Race Village at Viset Valletta Waterfront



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