Upon our request, iBoat Racing Team Manager Emanuela Procaccini was kind enough to share some words with us:
“The Motonautica Associazione Milano and iBoat Racing are really happy and proud to stage the 3rd round of 2o14 UIM F2 World Championship, in Milan Idroscalo, on 10/12th October, 2014.
The Milan race has always been considered as one of the most exciting events in the powerboat calendar and the drivers from all over the world were really happy to see that once again the F2 field was going to race in their beautiful Idroscalo that, in fact, has always been considered to be the University of Powerboating.
Completing the show, the drivers of the Italian GT15 Championship will also race that weekend for the Suzuki FIM Pro Trophy.
We wish to thank the efforts of our main supporter NUMO YACHTS, without their efforts we couldn’t have started this big adventure. Of course also Suzuki, Gerber, Midland has given us the right boost to proceed with this big event.
The Italian Powerboat Federation (FIM) and the Province of Milan are really close to us to find all the good tools and solutions to have a great event. Thanks to all of them!”
Organizers of the 3rd round to be staged in another italian venue have confirmed that Idroscalo will host the last european leg of the 2014 World Championship before the F2 fleet sails overseas to South Africa. The event in Milan will be held on the 11/12th October 2014. Further news will follow shortly.
Some thirty years ago it was said that when the legendary UIM F1 promoter David Parkinson looked for race venues to form his World Championship they would have to meet with three exacting stipulations. The first being that there must be plenty of local authentic food and fine wine, the second was that a challenging 18 hole golf course with superb views must be close by and finally that the driver’s wives and girlfriends would be able to indulge in some retail therapy. How Brindisi escaped his attentions will probably remain a mystery but without doubt it would have ticked all three of his boxes.
Such was the success of last year’s inaugural Brindisi Grand Prix; for evidence of this you only had to look at the huge crowds of spectators lining the harbour walls during the early evening race, that this year’s event will be busier than ever. The inclusion of a round of the F4S World Powerboat Championships, along with the local GT15 Italian Championship plus of course the ‘grand depart’ of twenty three F2 drivers around the tight confines of the Italian harbour should provide the locals with even more thrills and spills than they witnessed this time last year.