Wednesday, June 29 – San Nazzaro (Italy) H2O Racing, promoter and organizer of the UIM- F1H2O World Championship announces that the second and third round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship, FIM- Grand Prix of Regione Emilia Romagna and FIM- Grand Prix of Italy, originally scheduled in San Nazzaro d’Ongina on July 15-17 has been postponed.
The decision has been taken by FIM, Italian Powerboat Federation, due to the situation of extreme drought Italy is facing at this moment.
“It has been a very difficult decision – said the President of FIM Vincenzo Iaconianni – not only in view of the importance of the events but also considering that the organization of the 2 events had already started some time ago.
But the evaluations we did together with the authorities of Regione Emilia Romagna and the City of Monticelli d’Ongina on whether or not to race in this moment of the extreme suffering of Po River persuaded us to move the 2 Grand Prix after summer above all on ethical grounds”.
“We totally agree with the decision taken by the Italian Powerboat Federation- said Lavinia Sanzovo Cavallero Senior Vice President H2ORacing- not only for the safety of our drivers but as a form of respect for people and activities who are suffering from this lack of water”.
With respect to the criticism of countries and workers that are facing drought, various problems.. it has been with a reluctant decision to postpone the F1 and Osy400 race to 23/24/25 September
In respect of the criticality of countries and workers who are facing various problems due to drought .. it was reluctantly decided to postpone the F1 and Osy400 race to 23/24/25 SeptemberVia Alessandro Cremona