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2020
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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25
Sep
2020

Hector is back!

Hector Sanz Lopez will be returning to racing action for the final two rounds of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Vila Velha de Ródão next week. The popular racer from the Catalan village of Riba Roja d’Ebre, looked at competing in Lithuania for the first round but the logistics were far too expensive...
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20
Sep
2020

Benavente benefits from mistakes at the front

Duarte Benavente won the first round of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Kaunus, Lithuania this afternoon. In an action packed late season opener, Bimba Sjöholm relinquished her pole to Colin Jelf at the start and the veteran British driver pulled out a lead, however, the three time UIM F2 world champion dislodged a...
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20
Sep
2020

Seliö on the pace in warm up

Sami Seliö topped the times in a 45 minute warm up for the UIM F2 Grand Prix of Lithuania this morning. Duarte Benavente was second fastest and Giacomo Sacchi was third. Sacchi managed to resolve his technical issues from yesterday an put in 25 laps, however, Owen Jelf is still struggling with his mechanical gremlin....
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19
Sep
2020

Double glory for Bimba in Kaunus

Just an hour after becoming the fist lady driver to ever take a UIM F2 World Championship pole position, Bimba Sjöholm won the match racing event here in Kaunus this evening. The Swedish driver held off a rejuvenated Colin Jelf in the final with a close photo finish. Edgaras Riabko beat off Uvis Slakteris in...
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