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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX OF REGIONE SARDEGNA
OCTOBER 14/16, 2022 - OLBIA, ITALY
OLBIA

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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October 18, 2022
REVISED STARTS AND SHORT COURSES OPEN NEW DOORS TO F1H2O RACING GLOBALLY
  Tuesday, October 18:  The decision to shorten the Olbia course and revise the start procedure for last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna could well prove to be ...
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October 16, 2022
TEAM ABU DHABI’S AL-QEMZI CLOSES THE GAP ON TEAM-MATE TORRENTE WITH VICTORY IN ITALIAN GRAND PRIX OF REGIONE SARDEGNA
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Sunday, October 16:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qemzi closed to within nine points of his team-mate Shaun Torrente in the UIM F1 H2O World Championship after leading from ...
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October 16, 2022
PHILIPPE CHIAPPE RUNS QUICKEST IN SUNDAY MORNING’S FREE PRACTICE SESSION
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Sunday, October 16:  An early lap of 27.42sec was sufficient for the China CTIC Team’s Phillippe Chiappe to set the fastest time in a somewhat restrained one-hour free ...
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October 16, 2022
NEW HALL OF FAME FOR THE WINNERS OF ALL THE GRAND PRIX IN SARDINIA
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Sunday, October 16:  The winner of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna will now be included in a Hall of Fame for Grand Prix that have taken place in ...
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October 15, 2022
THANI AL-QEMZI BREAKS THE 30-SECOND BARRIER TO CLAIM POLE POSITION FOR THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX OF REGIONE SARDEGNA
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Saturday, October 15:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qemzi set the fastest lap of the entire weekend and snatched pole position for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix of ...
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October 15, 2022
COMPARATO FASTEST IN SATURDAY MORNING’S FREE PRACTICE SESSION
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Saturday, October 15:  Young Italian racer Alberto Comparato set the fastest lap of 30.00sec on a revised course in the one-hour free practice session for this weekend’s ...
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October 15, 2022
FINLAND’S FILIP ROMS RETURNS TO F1H2O ACTION WITH GILLMAN RACING
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Friday, October 14:  Finland’s Filip Roms returns to action and will make his first appearance of the season in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione ...
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October 14, 2022
TORRENTE FASTEST IN SHORTENED EXTRA FREE PRACTICE SESSION
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Friday, October 14:  A fastest lap of 35.04 seconds was sufficient for Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente to top the times in Thursday afternoon’s extra free practice ...
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October 12, 2022
RACERS PREPARE FOR SPECTACULAR OLBIA SHOWDOWN AS F1H2O SERIES RETURNS TO SARDINIA
OLBIA (SARDINIA): Wednesday, October 12:  Officials and teams are making their final preparations for the UIM F1H2O World Championship’s spectacular return to the waters of Sardinia ...
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October 10, 2022
SARDINIA HAS A “SPECIAL” HISTORY WITH F1H2O RACING!
Monday, October 10th- Olbia – Sardinia (Italy) In few days, this weekend October 14-16, Olbia will host the “Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna”, fourth round of the UIM-F1H2O ...
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October 4, 2022
F1H2O BACK TO SARDINIA (ITALY) AFTER 18 YEARS
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 Olbia-Sardinia (Italy) -  F1H2O returns to Sardinia after 18 years. H2O Racing, Promoter and organizer of the UIM F1H2O World Championship confirms the fourth round ...
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