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04
Apr
2019

The UIM looks to build a new future for Formula 2

Thomas Kurth, Secretary General of the UIM has outlined a new future for Formula 2. The class that boasts one of the most highly competitive fields in Powerboat Racing, has struggled in other areas, such as finding host venues and the UIM are stepping in to help. The management of the UIM F2 World Championship will now fall under the control of the UIM Events s.a.r.l., a newly created commercial...
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25
Mar
2019

The UIM Honours the F2 Class of 2018 in Monaco

For the Tenth consecutive year, the world’s best powerboat racers joined forces for the UIM’s biggest night of the year when the Union Internationale Motonautique World Champions & Awards Giving Gala was held at the Sporting Monte-Carlo on Saturday evening. Amongst those sixty-five World Champions in attendance were the top three UIM F2 World Championship racers Alberto Comparato, Rashed Al-Qemzi and Edgaras Riabko who were collecting their 2018 honours. Their...
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15
Mar
2019

Showtime for UIM F2 World Championship Teams

Springtime has over the years been the season for International Boat Shows, and this has given several of the UIM F2 World Championship Teams the opportunity to not only showcase themselves but also their sponsors whose continued support enable them to compete on the world stage. One such driver is Finland’s Kalle Viippo and his KV Racing Team. A relative newcomer to racing F2, Viippo took time out from his...
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11
Jan
2019

UIM pilots to be awarded in Monaco

The 10th edition of the UIM Awards Giving Ceremony & Gala Dinner to honor the 2018 World Champions & Special Awards Winners on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at the Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monaco will mark a special evening for 3 F2 pilots. World champion Alberto Comparato will be joined by runner up Rashed Al Qamzi and bronze medalist Edgaras Riabko for this prestigious event. With Sri Lanka cancelled, the top...
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04
Jan
2019

Whittle to race a BaBa hull in F2

Just before Christmas, PRW reported that British racer Sam Whittle would be moving up to F2 this season. He told us: Next year I’m going to race in F2, I need time in the boat to get used to it and I’ll be doing some club racing over here, racing in Brodenbach, Germany and then maybe later in the season enter into the UIM F2 World Championship. Whittle will be...
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