News

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 that in such a short time the team would win the UIM F2 World Championship...
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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 Prix. The Portuguese driver left it till the very last lap before producing a stunning...
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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 with the concluding round of the 2017 UIM F2 World Championship, taking place in Ribadouro,...
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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 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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