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09
Oct
2017

Al Qemzi’s Amazing Achievement

On the day that Duarte Benavente once again became the ‘talk of the town’ in Ribadouro, Portugal after taking the chequered flag at the final round of the 2017 UIM F2 World Championship, all eyes though were on Rashed Al Qemzi, who became the first ever Emirati to win the World title. I couldn’t imagine...
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08
Oct
2017

Brilliant Benavente Bounces Back

It might have only be 7/100th of a second but it was enough to see Duarte Benavente top the timing sheets in Q2 Qualifying just ahead of the reigning UIM F2 World Champion Pierre Lundin, this from a driver who just twelve moths ago failed to even make the start line at his home Grand...
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06
Oct
2017

Duarte’s Douro Dream

When a round of any world championship is played out in your home country and you are the only driver representing it, then finding yourself under pressure to deliver results, especially if you have a racing pedigree that’s seen you win many titles both at national and international level, will often be the case. So...
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11
Sep
2017

Campione Cancelled

With wind speeds recorded at over 20 knots the UIM race officials were left with little choice but to cancel the fourth round of the UIM F2 World Championship. For the second time this season Pelle Larson, the UIM Sports Commissioner had the unenviable task of informing the teams that no Grand Prix would take...
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08
Sep
2017

Countdown to Campione as the Championship Continues

Twenty three drivers have now all arrived to contest the forty-fourth running of a powerboat ‘Gran Premio’ in Campione D’Italia and twenty-two of them will be working out how to catch the UIM F2 World Championship leader Rashed Al Qemzi. The Team Abu Dhabi driver spent Thursday morning testing a new selection of race propellers...
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07
Aug
2017

Toughest Tønsberg Test for Lundin

‘The toughest ever race in Tønsberg’ is how Pierre Lundin described it when he won the EDH F2 Grand Prix, the third round of the 2017 UIM F2 Powerboat World Championship. Sixteen drivers had lined up on the grid with Tobias Munthe-Kaas in pole position; he would be the only Norwegian driver to make it...
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06
Aug
2017

Tobias Tames Tonsberg

If you are going to start from your first ever, UIM F2 World Championship, pole position then what better place to do it than in your home Grand Prix. That’s precisely what Tobias Munthe-Kaas has done and now lines up on the grid later today with that huge advantage over the remaining fifteen drivers. My...
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05
Aug
2017

Norwegian PM gets Batrace Underway

Free Practice for the F2 class competing at the Tønsberg Batrace got underway today when the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg flagged away the Norwegian contingent of the twenty five drivers competing at the third round of the UIM F2 World Championships. She was escorted to the start pontoon by the UIM President Dr. Raffaele...
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04
Aug
2017

Battle for the Batrace Begins

I’m going all out for tonight’s speed run here in Tonsberg said Mette B. Bjerknæs speaking at the Tonsberg Batrace drivers press conference, held this morning on the roof garden of the Quality Hotel. She, along with three of her fellow countrymen all agreed how important it was for UIM F2 World Championship to hold...
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03
Aug
2017

Tony’s the Talk of Tønsberg

As you move around the municipality of Tønsberg, in the Vestfold county of Norway, it would be extremely hard not to notice that the third round of the UIM F2 World Championship is about to take place in its locality. Of course this just doesn’t happen by chance said Frode Sundsdal, the Project Manager of...
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