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30
Sep
2020

Qualifying postponed

Qualifying for the second round of the UIM F2 world championship was postponed until tomorrow after Bimba Sjöholm dramatically crashed out of the shoot-out. Bimba told Chris Davies: That’s twice it happened now, the boat looks okay, but we have to check and dry out the engine. It looks like we have another late night ahead of us. The shoot-out will be re-run in the morning, however, the weather is...
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30
Sep
2020

Bimba blows over!

Bimba Sjöholm was completing her second lap during the Q3 shoot-out for qualification for the second round of the UIM F2 World Championship when she dramatically blew her Molgaard hull over. The Swedish driver who crashed out of round one while leading the race had posted the second fastest time of the session when the wind suddenly got up. With white horses appearing on top of the Portuguese river Bimba...
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30
Sep
2020

Benavente pips Seliö in free practice

Duarte Benavente set the fastest time in the morning free practice in Vila Velha de Ródão this morning. Benavente posted a 42.256 late in the session after Sami Seliö’s time of 42.360 seconds had topped the screens. Edgaras Riabko from Lithuania was just .024 behind the Team Sharjah driver. The top six boats were covered by just over a second, showing just how competive this UIM F2 World Championship is.
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29
Sep
2020

UIM F2 World Championship Round Two

Nestling on the banks of the River Tejo proved to be an idyllic location to host the Grande Prémio de Vila Velha de Ródão Press Conference hosted by the Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Vila Velha de Ródão, Luís Pereira and Paulo Ferreira, the Presidente da Federação Portuguesa de Motonáutica. Ferreira admitted that it had not been easy to host the event because the town didn’t have a huge budget...
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25
Sep
2020

Ferreira looks forward to back-to-back UIM F2 races

Paulo Ferreira, the president of the Portuguese Powerboat Federation is looking forward to hosting back-to-back UIM F2 World Championship races in Vila Velha de Ródão next week. The enthusiastic Ferreira was in Kaunus, Lithuania last weekend and witnessed fellow countryman Duarte Benavente win the first round of the championship. He told me today: It was very nice to see Duarte win over there of course! He is now looking forward...
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