Grand Prix of Italy

Golfo Aranci, Italy

1 - 3 June 2012

one of the most beautiful locations on the emerald coast

Golfo Aranci, situated on the Northeast coast of Sardinia, is not only an important port with daily connections with mainland Italy, but also a great holiday destination that offers beautiful beaches and tourist facilities at hand.

Besides the fantastic beaches in the gulf itself, there are many enchanting stretches of fine white sand in the surrounding area such as Cala Moresca, Cala Greca, Cala Sabina and White Beach, which can be reached by driving a few kilometres along the panoramic road to Olbia.

On that same road you will also find the spectacular Cala Sassari, Cala Banana, Sos Aranzos and Terrata. They are all set within outstanding little bays with crystalline water.

The town has a large selection of restaurants and bars, nice shops and luxury hotels with swimming pool, tennis courts and all modern comforts. There is a variety of water sports available, including diving with qualified instructors.

The fish festival, which takes place on the 15th of August in occasion of the town celebrations, is an opportunity to take part in the tradition of Golfo Aranci and to eat plenty of delicious fresh fish.

For those who wish to take a peek at the nightlife of the rich and famous, the exclusive clubs of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo are only a few kilometres away.

Whereas, for those who prefer to enjoy a more cultural vacation, Golfo Aranci was witness and hometown of one of the biggest moments in communication history, when on August 11, 1932 Guglielmo Marconi made the first worldwide broadcast of wireless telegraphy from Capo Figari (Golfo Aranci) to Rocca di Papa (near Rome).

Timetable

Thursday 31 May 2012
14:00 17:00 Registration and technical scrutineering
Friday 1 June 2012
08:45 09:45 Riders Briefing
10:25 12:50 Free Practice
10:25 10:45 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1
10:50 11:10 Runabout GP1
11:15 11:35 Freestyle
12:05 12:25 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1
12:30 12:50 Runabout GP1
16:05 17:45 Pole Position
16:05 16:35 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1
16:40 17:10 Runabout GP1
17:15 17:45 Freestyle
Saturday 2 June 2012
09:30 10:15 Riders Briefing
10:55 12:55 Free Practice
10:55 11:15 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1
11:20 11:40 Runabout GP1
11:45 12:55 Freestyle
16:00 16:30 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1 - 17 minutes + 1 lap
16:30 18:10 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACES - 1st Heat
16:45 17:15 Freestyle - 3 minutes each rider
17:30 18:00 Runabout GP1 - 25 minutes + 1 lap
21:00 23:00 Parallel Slalom Ski & Runabout and Freestyle show
Sunday 3 June 2012
09:30 10:15 Riders Briefing
10:55 12:55 Free Practice
10:55 11:15 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1
11:20 11:40 Runabout F1
11:45 12:55 Freestyle
17:00 19:00 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACES - 2nd Heat
17:00 17:30 Ski Division GP1 / Ski Ladies GP1 - 17 minutes + 1 lap
17:45 18:15 Freestyle - 3 minutes each rider
18:30 19:00 Runabout GP1 - 25 minutes + 1 lap
19:30 01:00 Prize Giving Ceremony

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