July 5, 2010

Class 1 - 2010 Revised Calendar

The International Offshore Team Association (IOTA) has issued a revised calendar for the 2010 season, confirming 12 races at six Grands Prix with the exclusion of the Romanian Grand Prix. IOTA received notification from the Romanian Grand Prix organiser, Power Marine’s Ionut Barbu, that due to the current economic climate in Romania they were unable to secure the funding for this year’s event but stated that they remain confident that the situation will change and next year should be back on the Class 1 calendar. As is normal IOTA was disappointed with this news though fully understanding the financial pressures facing the organiser in Romania. Power Marine Ionut Barbu and his team have staged three very successful events in Romania, and obviously IOTA and Class One hope to return racing the East European country in 2011.
2010 Calendar - revised
26-28 March BRAZILIAN GP - Rio de Janeiro
16-18 July NORWEGIAN GP - Arendal
6-8 August SWEDISH GP - Uddevalla
1-3 October ITALIAN GP - Stresa
24-26 November ABU DHABI GP - Abu Dhabi
9-11 December DUBAI GP - Dubai