The moment has come. The Campionato Italiano Velocità will kick off the coming weekend at the Vallelunga circuit.
There will still be five classes at the start (SBK, 125GP, 600 SS, STK 600 and 1000), but without almost all the 2009 champions who will not defend the title (as they are challenging in the World Championship like Moretti in the 125 and Pirro in 600 SS; or because they changed category as Cruciani did by moving from the Stk 1000 to the Sbk ). Only Norino Brignola will try to reconfirm himself in the Superbike.
The novelties of the season definitely are the 7 rounds (the Mugello “double” one including Round 3 and 4 during June 20 weekend), Imola as new entry in the calendar and Pirelli single tyre supplier in the Stk 1000 (in addition to Dunlop in the Stk 600).
The schedule of Round 1 will include the free practices on Friday 16th, the qualifying practices on Saturday and the races on Sunday. The day will start with the R Series Cup Yamaha three starts, whilst at 2pm the Superbike will sign the opening of the Campionato Italiano challenges.
THE VISIBILITY. The 2010 Campionato Italiano media coverage will be huge. Double live broadcast on Sunday, many appointments during the week and a more complete web site. There will be choices for all tastes:
Sportitalia 2 (channel 226 Sky, Digital Terrestrial Television and live streaming) will live broadcast the Superbike, 125 Gp and 600 races at 1.50pm. During the week it will air the delayed Stock 600 and 1000 challenges.
Nuvolari (channel 218 Sky and Digital Terrestrial Television) will live broadcast the Stock 600 and Stock 1000 races at around 4.45pm. On Tuesday and Wednesday it will broadcast the delayed races of the other categories.
Moto TV (channel 237 Sky) will be again at the CIV side to put on air all the Vallelunga races on Tuesday, starting from 7pm.
Raisport Più (Digital Terrestrial Television, channel 227 Sky bouquet, Tivù Sat bouquet, and live streaming) will broadcast the races highlights every Tuesday after the racing weekend.
Even the official web site www.civ.tv has been completely renewed in its graphic layout and the contents have been improved, so that it is the real Road Racing portal. News, exclusive interviews, photos, videos and much more to describe the CIV and all the other 2010 events.
IN THE PADDOCK. In the Vallelunga paddock there will be lots of events to get fans involved.
Ticket. Free entrance on Friday and Saturday; Sunday ticket will cost € 20 including the paddock access. Reduced ticket to € 15 for FMI card holders, people under 18 and women; free entrance for children under 14.
The core. The core is the newest CIV Hospitality where a stage will be raised. There will be many events, especially on Saturday: the riders’ autograph sessions, free gadgets for the audience and the Pole Positions prize giving. At Vallelunga, Radio Globo will be spinning music in the paddock to liven it up and give out gadgets. Special promotion for all the new FMI members belonging to the Motoclubs of Rome and Rome district, who will enter for free at Vallelunga.
The roar. An unusual sound will rumble in the Vallelunga, Monza, Mugello and Imola’s paddocks. It will be the sound made by the poles of the professional table football players from the International Champion Cup, occurrence that attracts hundreds of fans. The Campionato Italiano Amatori will be disputed at the same time as the main event and in the same dates. There will be a place for everybody with special combined standings including table football players and CIV riders, with valuable prizes and a lot of fun. Information and program at www.ficb.it .
Together. The partnership between the FMI and Infront Sport&Media has been reconfirmed. FMI card holders will obtain a 10% reduction on the tickets of the 3 Italian WSBK rounds. The thousands World Championship spectators will get reduced tickets for the CIV races.
Charity. It will be the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, again, the 2010 CIV charity partner. The proceeds of the official t-shirt sales will be donated to the FFC.