News

01
Oct
2020

Owen Jelf on pole!

Britain’s Owen Jelf grabbed a sensational pole position for today’s UIM F2 Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão. Jelf who took his first pole for ten years has rapidly built a new team around engineer / former Evinrude dealer Keith Whittle, Entertainment Manager Matt Palfreyman with Massimo Roggiero on the radio, Roberto Moliterno and Orazio Finotello. Duarte Benavente, the local favourite was second fastest, 0.194 of a second down...
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01
Oct
2020

Revised schedule in Vila Velha de Ródão

Strong winds forced a postponement of qualifying for the UIM F2 Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão yesterday. UIM race director, Pelle Larsson informed the drivers at a meeting this morning of a revised schedule for today. A one hour timed session will commence at 10.30 and the boats with the fastest times will form the grid for the 45 lap race which is set for 13.30. Restarts won’t...
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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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