Portugal Poised for Season Finale

This weekend the F2 UIM World Championship comes to a close in the Portuguese village of Vila Velha de Ródão as the fleet of 15 competitors are poised for the final battle of the season.

Throughout the season 22 competitors have fought to become the 2023 UIM F2 World Champion, but only one could reign victorious! It was Team Abu Dhabi’s Number 35 Rashed Al Qemzi, that last weekend at the penultimate round secured the Championship crown with one event to go!

A fierce battle will ensue this weekend as the remaining 14 competitors battle it out for the Silver and Bronze World Championship medals and will be looking to bag the Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão winner’s title.

Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko and rookie F2 racer Estonia’s Stefan Arand currently sits in 2nd and 3rd in the championship on joint points with Edgaras just edging ahead with the Grand Prix win in Peso Da Regua last weekend. The battle for the silver and bronze will be intense with both racers vying for a medal finish.

Giacomo Sacchi sits in 4th place and is still in medal contention along with Britain’s Colin Jelf who is currently in 5th and will be looking for another strong finish to end the championship on a high.

Abu Dhabi’s Mansoor Al Mansoori, Britain’s Mette Bjerknes and Sweden’s Johan Österberg could all finish in a medal position and will be fighting their hardest to try to walk away with a UIM Medal and a Grand Prix podium finish.

The championship has been a tightly contested campaign all season with strong performances and battles throughout the fleet.

This is the 4th year that the Championship has been hosted in the village of Vila Velha de Ródão and is the perfect venue for a phenomenal finale to the championship.

President of the Portuguese Motorboat Federation Paulo Ferreira welcomes the UIM Championship back to Vila Velha de Ródão “We look forward to welcoming the UIM F2 World Championship back to Vila Velha de Ródão for the finale of the 2023 season. The event is in its 4th year now at Vila Velha de Ródão and grows in popularity with the local citizens and businesses.”

He continued “The battle for the Vila Velha de Ródão Grand Prix is set to be a fierce battle on the water, and we can’t wait for the action to unfold in this beautiful race venue.”

On water action will see battles in ensue throughout free practice and qualifying on Saturday before the final Grand Prix race of the season will get underway at 15.45 on Sunday afternoon.