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18
Sep
2013

Stark Wins in Tragic Circumstances

It’s a cold damp Sunday evening in Milan, Italy. The powerboat racing world should have been celebrating the fact that Sweden’s Erik Stark had just won his second F2 European Championship title. Instead the hugs exchanged in the race pits were for Paolo Zantelli’s family after the Italian driver was tragically killed in the fourth and final heat that day. The racing accident took place just metres from the start...
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15
Sep
2013

F2 European Championship

With sixteen entries all vying to become the 2013 F2 European Champion this weekend at the Idroscalo in Milan, the driver who can adapt quickest to the challenge of four heats of fifteen lap sprint racing will be a worthy winner of the UIM title. Setting the standard straight away was the local hero Paolo Zantelli after he claimed pole position on this tricky four pin course. Finding the mix of...
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15
Sep
2013

European F2 Preview

Following the cut and thrust of the fourth round of UIM F2 World Championship at Nottingham, England, attention now switches to Milan, Italy as the drivers line up to challenge for the UIM F2 European Championship title. The format is straight forward with points awarded over four heats, two held on Saturday and two held Sunday, the issue is who can get four clean starts and who will be left...
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02
Sep
2013

Zantelli Wins ‘Destruction Derby’ in Nottingham

With only sixteen slots on the grid for the British F2 Grand Prix competition was always going to be fierce at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. Ten drivers had automatically qualified from the time trials held on Saturday so that just left six places for the remaining twelve drivers to fight over. As the qualifying race got under way three boats crashed out at the first turn, amongst them...
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31
Aug
2013

Stark Strolls to Pole

For Sweden’s Erik Stark it was business as usual when he secured pole position at the British F2 Powerboat Grand Prix. Having started from the number one spot on the grid at all the races so far this season Stark, who set his quickest time in his second session, admitted that when he saw his fellow countryman Jonas Andersson and Ola Pettersson dramatically crash out in their first session his...
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