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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 both racing BaBa hulls had a coming together, the Finn saw a gap and went...
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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 Lithuanian to take the UIM Silver Medal. In third was Owen Jelf. He was relentlessly...
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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 second on the time sheets with Giacomo Sacchi, grandson of Italian boat building legend Tullio...
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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 on the Portuguese racer. Once again this week, the strong gusts of winds intervened and...
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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 a 42.200. Thursday’s race winner, Owen Jelf, was fifth fastest with a 42.856 time, he...
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