2018 CALENDAR

1 - 3 JUN
GRAND PRIX OF MEDITERRANEAN
OLBIA, ITALY

OLBIA, ITALY

Olbia is a coastal city in northeast Sardinia, Italy. It’s known for the medieval San Simplicio basilica, and for cafes dotting central squares like Piazza Matteotti. On the palm-lined waterfront to the east, the Museo Archeologico di Olbia has exhibits ranging from Nuragic artifacts to Roman warships. The hilltop Nuraghe Riu Mulinu is an archaeological complex with views of the Gulf of Olbia.

Olbia's important tourist sights are quickly enumerated: two churches and an archaeological museum. The town lies on the shore of a large bay, with a road separating the town from the harbour. Olbia's historic port, in use since pre-Roman times, was in this area, but nowadays the main ferry port is on an island in the bay, connected by a causeway to the town.

The town’s central core is based around Corso Umberto, a lively shop-lined street leading uphill from the waterfront. At the top of a low hill, it opens into Piazza Margherita, a kind of low-key hub of the city. Around this heart there are several attractive narrow lanes lined with old stone buildings, and a few yards from Piazza Margherita, another attractive little square, Piazza Matteotti.

Olbia's main charms lie in its laidback squares and its evening passeggiata, the good choice of reasonably-priced restaurants and pizzerias on the central streets and the opportunities for excursions. The town's setting too, is an attraction if you find a good viewpoint. The irregular bay, islets and the dramatic steep island of Tavolara offshore, along with the distant hills around the city, make a lovely setting.
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TIMETABLE
Thursday 31 May
09:00 19:30 Paddock Opening
14:00 18:00 Registration
14:00 19:00 Technical scrutineering
14:00 19:30 Engine test (on water) allowed
Friday 1 June
08:30 09:00 Riders Briefing
09:00 21:00 Engine test (on water) allowed
09:30 14:00 Free Practice All Classes (2 laps with marshal + 20 minutes each) - Order valid for all session
09:30 09:50 Ski GP3
10:05 10:25 Runabout GP4
10:40 11:00 Ski GP2
11:15 11:35 Runabout GP2
11:50 12:10 Ski Ladies GP1
12:25 12:45 Ski GP1
13:00 13:20 Freestyle
13:35 14:00 Runabout GP1
14:00 15:00 Pre-qualification (if needed) 15 min per class based on fastest lap
16:00 20:30 POLE POSITION all classes
Saturday 2 June
08:30 09:00 Riders Briefing
09:00 19:30 Engine test (on water) allowed
09:30 13:00 MOTO 1 GP2/GP3/GP4 + Free Practice GP1 and Freestyle (20 minutes each)
14:30 19:00 MOTO 2 GP2/GP3/GP4 + MOTO 1 GP1
20:30 22:00 Parallel Slalom GP1 and Freestyle MOTO 1
Sunday 3 June
08:30 09:00 Riders Briefing
09:00 19:30 Engine test (on water) allowed
09:30 13:00 Free Practice All Classes (20 minutes each)
14:30 19:00 MOTO 3 GP2/GP3/GP4 + MOTO 2 GP1 and Freestyle
19:30 20:30 Prize-Giving Ceremony
RELATED NEWS
03/06/2018
JEREMY PEREZ BACK ON THE TOP STEP OF THE PODIUM WITH GRAND PRIX WIN IN OLBIA
03/06/2018
REITERER WIN-DOUBLE IN OLBIA GIVES VICTORY TEAM MAIDEN GRAND PRIX WIN
03/06/2018
SAMUEL JOHANSSON SENSATIONALLY WINS RUNABOUT GP2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
03/06/2018
UZARE WINS GRAND PRIX TITLE - NILBE TAKES MAIDEN MOTO WIN
03/06/2018
BENJAMIN SCHARFF TAKES UIM-ABP SKI GP2 WORLD TITLE
03/06/2018
JEREMY PORET OUT OF GP
03/06/2018
RASHED AL MULLA MARCHES ON
02/06/2018
JEREMY PEREZ TAKES BRILLIANT WIN IN MOTO 1 IN RUNABOUT
02/06/2018
REITERER ON A ROLL AFTER VICTORY IN MOTO 1
02/06/2018
KRISTA UZARE TAKES HER SECOND WIN OF THE YEAR IN MOTO 1 IN OLBIA
02/06/2018
SCHARFF ON COURSE FOR SKI GP2 TITLE
02/06/2018
SALOBIR TAKES SECOND WIN IN RUNABOUT GP4
02/06/2018
POST RACE PENALTY HANDS WIN IN SKI GP3 MOTO2 TO BARNABAS SZABO
02/06/2018
MOLINA MIRANDA WINS MOTO2 IN RUNABOUT GP2
02/06/2018
RUNABOUT GP2 CHAMPION MATTIA FRACASSO WINS MOTO 1
02/06/2018
MOTO 1 WIN FOR BENJAMIN SCHARFF IN SKI GP2
02/06/2018
VICTORY FOR PHILIP SALOBIR IN RUNABOUT GP4
02/06/2018
GONCALO RODRIGUES WINS FROM POLE IN MOTO 1 SKI GP3
01/06/2018
MARCUS JORGENSEN DOMINATES QUALIFYING IN RUNABOUT GP1
01/06/2018
KEVIN REITERER TAKES HIS FIRST POLE POSITION FOR VICTORY TEAM
01/06/2018
EMMA-NELLIE ORTENDAHL PRODUCES SENSATIONAL LAP TO TAKE POLE POSITION IN OLBIA
01/06/2018
SCHARFF AND RODRIGUES ON POLE IN SKI GP2 & SKI GP3
01/06/2018
ROJAS TAKES POLE IN RUNABOUT GP2 – HANSEN QUICKEST IN GP4
31/05/2018
RIDERS SET TO RESUME RIVALRIES AT THE UIM-ABP GRAND PRIX OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN OLBIA
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