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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 buoy and was given a one lap penalty, effectively ending his challenge. Bimba was aware...
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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. After changing a powerhead last night he is still down on power.
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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 a third place race off. The race was sponsored by Panasonic and the top three...
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19
Sep
2020

Bimba on Pole!

Bimba Sjöholm took a stunning pole position in Kaunus, Lithuania today and became the fist lady driver to ever start a UIM F2 World Championship from the front. A man who has won three world championships in the class, Colin Jelf, took an impressive second in Q3. Sami Seliö was third fastest in his return to F2 racing. I spoke to Bimba after her shoot-out lap: I’m surprised! I didn’t...
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19
Sep
2020

Benavente tops the Kaunus Free Practice times

Duarte Benavente posted the fastest time in this morning’s 90 minute UIM F2 Free Practice session. The driver from Portugal posted a 47.673 lap time, + 0.663 faster than local driver Edgaras Riabko. In sunny but cool conditions, Bimba Sjöholm from Sweden carded the third fastest time, with Sami Seliö just behind in fourth. Owen Jelf had a torrid time with a reoccurring fuel problem that the team thought had...
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