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03
Oct
2020

Benavente moves another step closer to world title

Duarte Benavente took pole position for the third and final race of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship in Vila Velha de Ródão after banking a quick lap at the start of the 45 minute qualifying this afternoon. Sami Seliö used the same tactic and was second fastest, his time of 41.673 was 0.073 down on the Portuguese racer. Once again this week, the strong gusts of winds intervened and...
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03
Oct
2020

Benavente dominant in free practice

Duarte Benavente isn’t holding back here in Vila Velha de Ródão, the leader of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship stamped his authority during the 90 minute free practice session this morning and posted an impressive time of 41.543. Second was Edgaras Riabko, + 0.650 of a second behind with Sami Seliö in third carding a 42.200. Thursday’s race winner, Owen Jelf, was fifth fastest with a 42.856 time, he...
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03
Oct
2020

Today in Vila Velha de Ródão

At the drivers briefing this morning in Vila Velha de Ródão, UIM race director, Pelle Larsson informed the racers of the running order today. At 11.30 there will be a 90 minute free practice and at 15.30, a 45 minute timed qualifying session. There will not be a shoot-out, the drivers with the fastest times will form the grid for the final race of the 2020 UIM F2 World Championship...
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02
Oct
2020

Glory beckons for Benavente

The 2020 UIM F2 World Championship will be decided in Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal on Sunday. Duarte Benavente tops the points table with 35 points with Edgaras Riabko on 27 and Owen Jelf with 22. Benavente took me around the course today and up the Tejo river that runs all the way to Spain. The veteran racer loves his racing and is in a relaxed mood and knows to...
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01
Oct
2020

Bittersweet for the Jelf family

Colin and Owen Jelf renewed their sibling rivalry in Portugal this afternoon during the UIM F2 Grand Prix of Vila Velha de Ródão. However, it was a bittersweet race for the brothers. Owen won the race from pole position while Colin crashed out of contention on lap 30. Colin was unharmed although sadly, his hunt for a fourth UIM F2 World Championship will have to wait for another season.
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