04 June 2024

Tuesday, June 4: Aquabike Promotion has today released the advanced programmes for the three rounds of the 2024 UIM-ABP European Continental Aquabike Championship in Hungary, France and Portugal.


The three Grand Prix will be staged in the Hungarian city of Győr on July 18th-21st, Vichy in France the following weekend (July 26th-28th) and then in late September (27th-29th) in the Portuguese coastal town of Mira, nestled in the Gândara region close to Aveiro, Coimbra and Figueira da Foz. The city of Vichy will also host the European Aquabike Endurance Championship (July 24th-28th) on the Allier River race course.


“It’s important that we let everyone know as early as possible the timetable and itineraries for the European rounds so that they can make their own preparations in advance of what we know will be three thrilling race weekends in stunning venues in Hungary, France and Portugal,” said Raimondo di San Germano of Aquabike Promotion.


The timetable for the opening race in Győr starts with registration, scrutineering and engine testing on Thursday, July 18th before a hectic three days of on-water action takes place on Friday to Sunday. The itinerary also includes the Ski Junior GP3.2, GP3.3 and GP4 World Championships and a competition for entrants in the Runabout Veterans GP1 category.


A hectic Vichy itinerary starts with registration and scrutineering and pole position sessions for the European Aquabike Endurance Championship on Wednesday, July 24th. Free practice and pole position sessions for the European Continental entrants take place on Thursday (July 25th), in addition to the opening Endurance GP1, GP2 and GP3 Motos.


Friday’s (July 26th) action features European Continental pole position and opening Motos, as well as the second and third Endurance Motos and Freestyle pole position. Motos across the various categories dominate a hectic Saturday’s action and the weekend is wrapped up on Sunday with a bonanza of Motos across the racing disciplines and the concluding Moto 5 for Endurance GP1 entrants from 18.00hrs.


The season’s finale in Portugal begins with technical scrutineering and team registration on Thursday, September 26thand this precedes free practice and the opening Motos on Friday.


The first of the Motos will be run during a busy Saturday schedule (September 28th) and racing concludes on Sunday with the second and third Motos across a wide number of disciplines, concluding with Runabout GP1 Moto 3 and Freestyle Moto 2.