Bacoli 2010 Grand Prix of the Sea race info

2010 Bacoli GPSRounds 7 and 8 of the UIM 2010 World Championship Grand Prix of the sea are just a week away. They will be held in Bacoli. 2. This village is situated at 23 km from Naples International Airport (Capodichino). The race circuit itself is located in the Golfo di Pozzuoli.

The Race village with dry and wet pits will be located in Baia (Bacoli) near the Cantiere Navale Postiglione srl., alongside the Porto di Baia (Via Lucullo, 4 – 80070 Bacoli). The powerpole on Friday determines the starting positions for the rounds 7 (Sprint race) and 8 (Endurance race). On Saturday there is the Sprint race and on Sunday the Endurance race. Racing is done in two classes: the Supersport and the Evolution Class. Teams in the first class race in “regular” poduction powerboats and have a speed limit. In the Evolution Class “anything” is possible as long as it’s within the rules and safety regulations. All the powerboats in both classes get scruteneered thouroughly before they are allowed to race. Below you’ll find the exact race courses but first we give you the time schedule*.

Thursday 2 September 2010 Friday 3 September 2010
08:00 – 17:00 Arrival of trucks and boats in dry pits
15:00 – 18:00 Technical scrutineering
19:00 Safety boats crew briefing – Briefing room Cantiere Navale Postiglione
08:30 – 18:30 Event- and Race Administration Office open
08:30 – 12:00 Race registration open – Final registration at 1200
08:30 – 12:00 Technical scrutineering
09:30 – 19:00 Cranes available
09:30 – 18:30 Race Control open
10:30 – 12:00 Official Testing – open to all classes on PowerPole course course
13:30 – 14:00 Pilots briefing PowerPole – Briefing room Cantiere Navale Postiglione
14:30 – 16:00 Official Practice – obligatory to all classes on PowerPole course
17:00 – 18:00 2010 Powerboat Bacoli Grand Prix of the Sea – PowerPole
19:00 Pilots main briefing – Briefing room Cantiere Navale Postiglione – welcome drink
Saturday 4 September 2010 Sunday 5 September 2010
09:00 – 18:00 Cranes available
09:00 – 17:30 Race Control open
08:30 – 18:30 Event- and Race Administration Office open
10:00 – 12:00 Official Practice – obligatory to all classes on full race course
14:00 – 15:00 Official Testing – open to all classes on full race course
16:30 – 17:30 2010 Powerboat Bacoli Grand Prix of the Sea: World Championship – Round 7 – SuperSport & Evolution; European Championship – Round 5 – SuperSport & Evolution
19:00 – 19:15 Podium Presentations Evolution & SuperSport, WC Round 7
21:00 Beach Party
09:00 – 18:00 Cranes available
09:00 – 17:30 Race Control open
08:30 – 18:30 Event- and Race Administration Office open
10:00 – 12:00 Official Practice – obligatory to all classes on full race course
13:30 – 14:30 Official Testing – open to all classes on full race course
15:45 – 17:00 2010 Powerboat Bacoli Grand Prix of the Sea:
World Championship – Round 8 – SuperSport & Evolution; European Championship – Round 6 – SuperSport & Evolution
18:30 – 19:00 Podium Presentations Evolution & SuperSport, WC Round 8; Podium Presentations Evolution & SuperSport, EC Bacoli Grand Prix;
Podium Presentations Evolution & SuperSport, WC Bacoli Grand Prix
21:00 Closing Party

* This time schedule can be altered by the organization.

Powerpole
This course will be run in clockwise direction. Distance is 4.23 Nm (7,408 km).

2010 Bacoli GPS Powerpole

Sprint race
SuperSport: start lap + 9 laps giving a total race length of 40.32 Nm (74.080 km). Evolution: start lap + 10 laps giving a total race length of 44.55 Nm (81.488 km). The race will be run in a clockwise direction.

2010 Bacoli GPS Sprint lap

Endurance
SuperSport: start lap + 16 laps giving a total lenght of 69.93 Nm (129.510 km). Evolution: start lap + 17 laps giving a total race length of 74.16 Nm (137.344 km). The race will be held in a clockwise direction.

2010 Bacoli GPS Endurance

In the event of adverse conditions, a storm course will be run over a reduced number of laps – exact distance to be advised at the briefing.

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