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01
Oct
2020

Lights to flag win for Owen Jelf

Britain’s Owen Jelf took a lights to flag win in Portugal this afternoon. Run in gusty conditions, the race was yellow flagged on lap 30 when Jelf’s brother Colin crashed out of contention. The three time UIM F2 World Champion was absolutely fine after the incident, however, his 2020 hopes were dashed. Duarte Benavente took second, extended his series lead and now has 35 points. Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko was third...
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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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