As announced, the UIM, World Powerboating Federation, has verified the technical and organizational feasibility of a Round of the UIM XCAT World Championship in Italy. The positive result has led to the decision to request the authorization to race in Stresa, on Lake Maggiore, for the weekend 6-8 July.
The City of Stresa and its Mayor Giuseppe Bottini have given their willingness to host the XCAT Circus on the Stresa territory and in the Lake Maggiore waters, where two thrilling events of the XCAT Championship already took place in 2013 and 2014.
Starting today, the procedure will see the FIM (Italian Powerboating Federation) evaluate the documentation, in order to authorize the event.
FIM, historically one of the most active powerboating federations in Europe, internationally titled many times, also in XCAT, with several crews and drivers affiliated and racing under the Italian flag.
Once the XCAT event will be authorized, as customary, FIM will develop and enrich the races with further, exciting powerboating events, and will support the organizers to secure the safety and the respect of the rules.
The FIM President Vincenzo Iaconianni and the Federal staff, once evaluated the documentation, will be beside the organizers to grant the best success of the XCAT event, which will be, in 2018, the only one in Italy and Europe Italy and Europe for the 2018 season.
In the photo, Vincenzo Iaconianni, FIM President, awarding Searifno Barlesi and Alessandro Barone, pilots in the XCAT World Championship and (among many titles) 2016 Offshore 5000 Italian champions.