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27
Jul
2018

Carella to race UIM F2 in Tonsberg for Victory Team

Victory driver Alex Carella will be racing in UIM F2 at Tonsberg for the team over the weekend of August 3 – 5. The 4 time F1h2o World Champion has been entered by Team Manager Scott Gillman with Mansoor al Mansoori. Carella who is fit again after crashing out of the Evian F1h2o race at...
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10
Jul
2018

Vestfold Fylkeskommune get behind the UIM F2 Tønsberg Båtrace

The Vestfold Fylkeskommune (Vestfold County Municipality) have today announced that they will be financially backing this year’s Tønsberg Båtrace. County Mayor Rune Hogsnes has been impressed by the way that event has evolved and the positive economic impact that the race has on Tønsberg. Hogsnes has pledged 200,000 Norwegian Krone (approx €21,222) towards the running...
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06
Jul
2018

Grant Trask to race for Gordon Cook Racing at Tonsberg

Following Ivan Brigada’s announcement yesterday that he would be leaving Gordon Cook Racing ‘with immediate effect’ the team has secured the services of another experienced driver. Grant Trask, who currently races for the F1 Atlantic Team will compete in the UIM F2 World Championship round at Tonsberg, Norway in August. Trask will be supported by...
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04
Jul
2018

31 entries expected for the UIM F2 EDH Grand Prix of Norway

Joyce Christine Andersen and Frode Sundsdal have been running the highly successful Tønsberg Båtrace since 2014. Year one was a proving ground for the organising team and the venue in Norway. It included UIM International Ordinary status for F2 boats as well as competition for smaller classes including P750, GT15 and GT30. Now into its...
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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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