Season set to hot up in San Nazzaro

This weekend the UIM F2 World Championship heads to San Nazzaro, Italy for the second round of the competition on the 2nd & 3rd September.

Eighteen of the World’s top Powerboat Racers will fight for the top spot of the Podium at the San Nazzaro Grand Prix.

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi got his season off to a flying start in Klaipeda last month in his bid to claim his 4th World Championship crown claiming the top spot of the Podium and the lead in the championship.

Really making waves in the championship at the opening round in Klaipeda was rookie racer Estonia’s Stefan Arand who put in a formidable performance to secure his first F2 World Championship Podium finish as he really gets to grips with his DAC F2 the youngster is already showing lots of promise and will look to continue to improve as the season goes on.

Meanwhile representing Italy in the World Championship will be Tullio Abbate the former F2 Italian Champion is looking forward to making his mark on the F2 World Championship and looking for a strong finish on home water.

Another Rookie racer looking to make an impact on the season and hoping to secure some championship points at this round is Finland’s Totti Kemppainen racing for Team Sharjah who will be fighting to improve on his 12th place finish in Lithuania.

18 Drivers representing 11 nationalities will compete throughout the weekend to see who will claim the bragging rights of winning the San Nazzaro Grand Prix.

Local organiser Alex Cremona looks forward to welcoming all the F2 Racers to San Nazzaro and had this to say “We look forward to welcoming all the F2 World Championship Drivers to San Nazzaro, we have had successful events with F1, F4 and Hydroplanes over the past few years. But this will be the first time the F2s have raced on the River Po and we look forward to seeing some fast and exciting racing unfolds in front of us!”

The fleet will compete in free practice and qualifying 1, The top 15 boats from the qualifying will progress to Qualifying 2 before the top 6 then proceed to Qualifying 3 to fight for pole position for Sunday’s Grand Prix of San Nazzaro race.