P1 world championship calendar announced

Glamorous race series starts in Malta on May 5

The 2007 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship will start in Malta over the weekend of May 5-6 and end in Portimão, Portugal, during the last weekend of September. Three new venues feature in the 2007 programme which will comprise 12 races contested over 6 Grand Prix events.

Each venue has a strong marine heritage, proven expertise in hosting major sporting occasions and the resources, infrastructure and drive to deliver a world class racing event.

The calendar, which has been enthusiastically welcomed by the teams, underlines the P1 strategy to secure long-term relationships with host cities. This is integral to its credibility as a major motorsport property whilst also ensuring that each Grand Prix weekend can be planned, developed and marketed to its full potential. In 2006 more than 300,000 people attended a P1 event.

The venue for the Spanish Grand Prix is still to be announced. Detailed negotiations are currently progressing with two cities and an announcement is expected before the end of January.

2007 UIM Powerboat P1 world championship calendar:

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May 4-6 Valletta, Malta
May 25-27 Naples, Italy
June 29 -July 1 Travemunde, Germany
August 24-26 Cowes, UK
Sept 14-16 Venue TBA, Spain
Sept 28-30 Portimão, Portugal