Motonautic World Championship – Barcis

On 15/16/17 June, traditional rendezvous with the powerboat on the Aprilis lake for the 34th edition of “BarcisMotonautica” which will see the protagonists of the national and world powerboat race compete against the waters of Barcis.The organizational machine has been running for some time. Barcis has become over the years one of the most important international motorboat events and certainly one of the most striking. The U.I.M. (International Motonautic Union) and the F.I.M. (Italian Motonautic Federation) have recognized the high level of organization achieved by the event by assigning two valid world trials this year as the World Championships of the O / 350 and F4 classes and the 1st round of the Italian Formula Junior class.In total, about 40 boats will compete on Lake Barcis in Valcellina, with many champions in the race. In fact there is a lot of excitement in all the classes, especially among the drivers who won the podium last year.The O / 350 World Championship is in a single trial and therefore the participating pilots will fight to win the 2018 world title.Out of the 13 members representing 6 countries (Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, United States and Italy), five Italian drivers are participating: the Piacenza of A.M. D. San Nazzaro, Alessandro Cremona, who won his 4th world title in this category last year (after those arrived in 2008, 2010 and 2015).Enrolled for the race are also the two drivers of the Effeci Racing Team, Claudio Fanzini and Matteo Gandolfi, who have been competing since 2013; and then the Cremonese Andrea Ongari and the Piacenza Marco Malaspina, who started competing last year; both Ongari and Malaspina run for the Nautical Club Chiavenna.Among the strong foreign drivers who will fight for the world title, the Czech David Loukotka, (European Champion in charge of the 350 class), the German Mario Alex and the Finnish Ilkka Ritkonen. Certainly the show will not be lacking.No blue team registered for the F4 World Championship, which will see 12 drivers of 10 different nationalities (France, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden, United Kingdom, Poland, Lithuania, Finland and Latvia) in action. Two more seasonal tests will follow (in Germany at Berlin-Grunau on August 18th and 19th and in Britain at Stewartby on September 1st and 2nd).
Finally, the first stage of the season (5 out of schedule) of the Italian Formula Junior Championship will take place on Lake Valcellina. Fourteen young drivers in the race, including the only female representative, the Cremonese Anja Regonelli.The organizers hope that the test will recall in Valcellina many young people interested in getting to know and approaching motorboat racing, a sport that over the years has given so much satisfaction to our Region.Four race heats to play for the O / 350, two for the F4 and F. Junior.Saturday 16 June free and timed practice and first race heats for the World Championships; Sunday 17, the remaining races starting at 10.00. Prizes awarded at 5.30 pm at the towing park.”In 1985, Barcis hosted for the first time motorboat races: at the time – says Maurizio Salvador Regional Delegate F.I.M. for Friuli Venezia Giulia – few dared to believe in the development of this event which over the years has become a point of reference for world motorboat racing.From 15 to 17 June the Motonautica returns to Barcis. Thirty-four years later, “BarcisMotonautica” has become a traditional sporting event that has given and continues to give so much satisfaction to Friuli Venezia Giulia.Commitment and seriousness have allowed the initiative to grow and achieve today’s results.For us it is a matter of great pride to host this year the unique test in which will be awarded the World Title class O / 350 and the first round of the F.4 World Championship in addition to the race valid for the Italian Formula Junior Championship.If we have reached these important goals, the merit is of the Motonautico Sport Group – Pn, the organizer of this event and of the intense and continuous work of many volunteers that I want to publicly thank here.It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the Regional Delegation F.I.M. I welcome the pilots and all those who will give life to the 34th edition of “BarcisMotonautica”.We wish all the sportsmen and tourists who will come to Barcis to spend an unforgettable weekend “.Emma De Simone, president of the Motonautico Sport Group – Pn, the company that organizes the event, expresses great satisfaction for the achievement of the 34-year “BarcisMotonautica” event that offers the opportunity to attend an exciting show, immersed in the nature of the small country of Valcellina, discover the history, the culture, the landscape and architectural beauties, taste the typical food and wine products of the area and appreciate the tourist offers that Barcis offers.”Today more than ever we are proud of our motto” a crescendo of speed in a crescendo of emotions “. Our thanks go to all those who, in different ways, have believed in this event and have always supported us in the realization of the event and in particular the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the City of Barcis, Pro Barcis, U.I.M., F.I.M. and the Cones “.The idea of ​​promoting a powerboat demonstration in Barcis was born in 1984. From the proposal to the actual races a year has passed and on 18 and 19 May 1985 on the waters of the lake the first bolides began to challenge themselves giving life to ” BarcisMotonautica “, without knowing that the sporting event would become one of the most important events of the circuit races.An event that year after year has grown thanks to the work of many people, passing from the races of the Italian Championship to the European Championship until the World Cup, hosted for the first time in 2000. The Barcis lake has shown itself from the beginning the ideal circuit , so much so that today it is the only competition field in the region approved for international competitions.The growing appeal of tourists and fans of this sport is the right recognition to those who have always supported this great event. During the weekend we expect the public of the great opportunities for a program that provides for Friday the administrative and technical checks, Saturday will take place free and timed practice and the first runs valid for the World Championships categories O / 350 and F. 4.

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