Shenzhen Grand Prix

SHENZHEN, China – Friday, October 22, 2010 – The 5th round of the 2010 UIM F1 H2O World Championship continues to be in limbo after a 10:30 am (02:30 GMT) meeting with UIM F1 race officials and the local government authorities and it was agreed that today all activity would be on hold with all officials once again meeting at 09:00 local time tomorrow to assess the situation.

Super Typhoon Megi as of 07:00 local (23:00 GMT) was situated 450 km (279 miles) East-Southeast of Hong Kong and moving north at 10 km per hour still packing speeds of 155 km/h (96 mph) expecting to dissipate down to 90 km/h tomorrow (Saturday) morning by 05:00 am.

The local government officials have distributed sand bags to area low lands and at the same time the UIM F1 officials have moved the boat containers to higher ground in case of surge tides that are expected with the upcoming slow moving storm.

It is expected that following tomorrow mornings meeting, that all race teams, officials and other personnel associated with the series will be placed on a one hour “holding call” if there is a rapid change in the weather towards the positive.

In the meanwhile, the 16th Grand Prix of China and the 5th race of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship for powerboating sits anxiously awaiting the start of the second half of their 2010 season on the edge of the South China Sea here in Shenzhen.

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