Riders will resume rivalries when the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship returns to the picturesque town of Olbia on the north east coast of Sardinia for round 2 at the Grand Prix of Italy on 31 May – 2 June. After serving up a spectacular first event and action packed weekend last year with 149 competitors from over 30 countries on show, Aquabike Promotion and the Olbia organisers are preparing for another bonanza programme of non-stop action with the elite riders in Runabout GP1, Ski GP1 and Freestyle joined by a large influx of riders competing in the single event UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship. After a perfect weekend at the season opener the defending World Champion will be the favourite for another victory. However, Kevin will have company of Raphael Maurin who is eager to push for a win after the first round did not go as planned for the frenchman. Norwegian and Kev-Racing Team racer Daniel Andersen who finished second in Portugal feels fired up for another weekend of racing. And 2017 World Champion Quinten Bossche, who had not enough time to prepare his engine for Portimao will be lining up in Olbia as well. "The harsh conditions of Olbia's sea are a recipe for great racing." explains Kevin with a smile.