Powerboat P1 launches ME Grand Prix
Manama, April 3, 2008
Powerboat P1 has launched the first ever Powerboat P1 Grand Prix in the Middle East.
Bahrain has been selected as the venue for this prestigious and exciting event that provides the finale to the Powerboat P1 season.
Working closely with event partners Marina West, Marina Durrat Al Bahrain and Intercontinental Regency Hotel, Powerboat P1 will run the event from October 23 to 25, 2008, at Marina Durrat Al Bahrain, part of the Durrat Al Bahrain development project in the south of Bahrain.
The Powerboat P1 Grand Prix is being run with the full support of Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and the General Organisation for Youth and Sports and Shaikh Mohammed bin Duaij Al Khalifa and the Bahrain Maritime Sports Association.
“As the international appeal of Powerboat P1 continues to build, the evolution of the calendar is inevitable and we are happy to be able to announce such an eclectic mix of top class venues in three continents. More and more cities and resort destinations are prepared to invest in P1 to secure the long term rights to our dynamic sports and entertainment platform. They share our enthusiasm for the Championship and recognise the potential of its global reach and the impact of our event on the local economy,” said Grand Prix, managing director of Powerboat P1, Jim O’Toole.
“We have been looking forward to hosting a top class powerboat race in the Kingdom, and are delighted that Powerboat P1, the very top level of powerboat racing, has chosen to make Bahrain its home in the Middle East. We hope to build on the success of the Formula 1 to really establish Bahrain as the home of all types of motorsport in the region, both on land and on water. I’m sure the event will offer some spectacular racing and a thrilling occasion that all Bahraini residents will be able to enjoy,” said Shaikh Mohammed of the Bahrain Maritime Sports Association. – TradeArabia News Service