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18
May
2014

Morin Takes Victory on his Debut

It certainly proved to be a dramatic start for the 2014 UIM F2 World Championship, which took place in Dunaujvaros, Hungary and it wasn’t just the water where the drama unfurled. With a full field of twenty boats lined up on the start jetty it was Owen Jelf who, through the drizzle, had looked to have made the best start from his third spot on the grid. As he rounded...
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17
May
2014

The Moore the Merrier

For the first time ever three French built Moore hulls are competing at a UIM F2 World Championship round, with varying degrees of success it must be said. The World Endurance Champion Peter Morin put his Chinese decaled version to great use when he qualified in eighth place on the grid. Alain Dailly reached Q2 in the qualifying stages and will start in twelfth place, but it was a tough...
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14
May
2014

A Stark Warning “I’ll be Back”

This weekend sees the opening round of the UIM Formula 2 World Championship taking place in Dunaújváros, Hungary. A relatively young city by European standards, some seventy kilometres south of the capital Budapest, which following the Hungarian revolution was renamed from Sztálinváros (Stalin City) to Dunaújváros, meaning ‘Danube New City’. In a relative short space of time the city has hosted several international powerboat events stretching right back to the...
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29
Jan
2014

Stark makes it Look like a Walk in the Vaal Park

It had been almost eight weeks since the F2 teams had loaded their containers in Goteborg, Budapest, Milan and Riga for the trip to the Free State in South Africa and now with a mix of eagerness and nervous anticipation they couldn’t wait to test the water. Of all the eighteen competitors who had signed on, the driver, who was actually in touching distance of winning his third world championship...
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12
Dec
2013

South African F2 Preview

It’s probably been hard not to notice that the entire world’s attention has been focused on South Africa over the last few days, as mourners and ninety-one world leaders gathered in the FNB Stadium to unite in tribute to a man who became a global symbol of reconciliation, in one of the biggest send-offs in history.   Just one hour’s drive south of the South African flagship sports venue, that...
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