News

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 place. In a short statement he said that even he was surprised just how strong...
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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 before making his way to the tiny enclave situated between Switzerland and Italy. Ok the...
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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 through to the Grand Prix after the local hero Frode Sundsdal had to pull out...
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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 last pole position was when I raced in the F4S series with Marit ‘Nautica Team’...
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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 Chiulli and then spent some time talking to Mette B. Bjerknæs, Tobias Munthe-Kaas, Frode Sundsdal...
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