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20
Apr
2021

UIM F2 Portugal dates changed to September

The Vila Velha de Ródão race will be competed for over the weekend of September 18-19 and the season finale will now be staged in Ribadouro a week later. The first round of the 2021 championship will now be hosted by the Lietuvos Motorlaivių Federacija where their president, Edgaras Riabko, will be organising a race in Kupiškis. Of course, dates and venues are still subject to change due to the...
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17
Dec
2020

A 5 date 2021 calendar planned for UIM F2

The UIM F2 World Championship has five races pencilled in for 2021, with two venues in both Portugal and Lithuania and one in Italy. Paulo Ferreira, the president of the Portuguese Powerboat Federation has once again supported the series and Vila Velha de Ródão and Ribadouro will play host to the first two rounds of the world championship. Racer and head honcho of the Lithuanian Federation, Edgaras Riabko, will be...
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04
Oct
2020

Jelf vs Seliö

The battle between Britain’s Owen Jelf and Sami Seliö from Finland during the third and final round of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship this afternoon was truly epic. Two-time UIM F1H2o World Champion Seliö remorselessly hunted Jelf down over the 44 lap race in Vila Velha de Ródão. On lap 39 the two drivers both racing BaBa hulls had a coming together, the Finn saw a gap and went...
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04
Oct
2020

Benavente wins the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship

Duarte Benavente won the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Vila Velha de Ródão this afternoon in convincing style. The Portuguese driver won from pole position and looked absolutely dominant in his Mercury powered Moore hull. Edgaras Riabko finished 26.609 seconds behind him and the 15 points for second place were good enough for the Lithuanian to take the UIM Silver Medal. In third was Owen Jelf. He was relentlessly...
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04
Oct
2020

Seliö sets fastest lap of the week

Sami Seliö broke the Vila Velha de Ródão course record during the 45 minute warm-up session this morning. Seliö carded the 40.4233 time and sent a signal that he will be strong contender this afternoon. Duarte Benavente posted a 40.543 early in the session, at the the time it looked unbeatable! It gave the Portuguese second on the time sheets with Giacomo Sacchi, grandson of Italian boat building legend Tullio...
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