By

John Moore
04
Oct
2020

Jelf vs Seliö

The battle between Britain’s Owen Jelf and Sami Seliö from Finland during the third and final round of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship this afternoon was truly epic. Two-time UIM F1H2o World Champion Seliö remorselessly hunted Jelf down over the 44 lap race in Vila Velha de Ródão. On lap 39 the two drivers...
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04
Oct
2020

Benavente wins the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship

Duarte Benavente won the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Vila Velha de Ródão this afternoon in convincing style. The Portuguese driver won from pole position and looked absolutely dominant in his Mercury powered Moore hull. Edgaras Riabko finished 26.609 seconds behind him and the 15 points for second place were good enough for the...
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04
Oct
2020

Seliö sets fastest lap of the week

Sami Seliö broke the Vila Velha de Ródão course record during the 45 minute warm-up session this morning. Seliö carded the 40.4233 time and sent a signal that he will be strong contender this afternoon. Duarte Benavente posted a 40.543 early in the session, at the the time it looked unbeatable! It gave the Portuguese...
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03
Oct
2020

Benavente moves another step closer to world title

Duarte Benavente took pole position for the third and final race of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Vila Velha de Ródão after banking a quick lap at the start of the 45 minute qualifying this afternoon. Sami Seliö used the same tactic and was second fastest, his time of 41.673 was 0.073 down...
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03
Oct
2020

Benavente dominant in free practice

Duarte Benavente isn’t holding back here in Vila Velha de Ródão, the leader of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship stamped his authority during the 90 minute free practice session this morning and posted an impressive time of 41.543. Second was Edgaras Riabko, + 0.650 of a second behind with Sami Seliö in third carding...
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03
Oct
2020

Today in Vila Velha de Ródão

At the drivers briefing this morning in Vila Velha de Ródão, UIM race director, Pelle Larsson informed the racers of the running order today. At 11.30 there will be a 90 minute free practice and at 15.30, a 45 minute timed qualifying session. There will not be a shoot-out, the drivers with the fastest times...
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02
Oct
2020

Glory beckons for Benavente

The 2020 UIM F2 World Championship will be decided in Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal on Sunday. Duarte Benavente tops the points table with 35 points with Edgaras Riabko on 27 and Owen Jelf with 22. Benavente took me around the course today and up the Tejo river that runs all the way to Spain....
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01
Oct
2020

Bittersweet for the Jelf family

Colin and Owen Jelf renewed their sibling rivalry in Portugal this afternoon during the UIM F2 Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão. However, it was a bittersweet race for the brothers. Owen won the race from pole position while Colin crashed out of contention on lap 30. Colin was unharmed although sadly, his hunt...
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01
Oct
2020

Lights to flag win for Owen Jelf

Britain’s Owen Jelf took a lights to flag win in Portugal this afternoon. Run in gusty conditions, the race was yellow flagged on lap 30 when Jelf’s brother Colin crashed out of contention. The three time UIM F2 World Champion was absolutely fine after the incident, however, his 2020 hopes were dashed. Duarte Benavente took...
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01
Oct
2020

Owen Jelf on pole!

Britain’s Owen Jelf grabbed a sensational pole position for today’s UIM F2 Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão. Jelf who took his first pole for ten years has rapidly built a new team around engineer / former Evinrude dealer Keith Whittle, Entertainment Manager Matt Palfreyman with Massimo Roggiero on the radio, Roberto Moliterno and...
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