//Pole sitter Edin takes UIM F2 Tvedestrand win

Pole sitter Edin takes UIM F2 Tvedestrand win

Pole sitter Erik Edin led from start to finish on a warm summer Saturday evening in Tvedestrand, Norway.

The top four positions were ‘as you were’ from the previous day’s qualifying.

Frode Sundsdal who came in fourth, put in his best UIM F2 position since coming out of retirement, the ageing Norwegian was delighted.

Frode

We are ‘over the moon’ with our 4th place and 9th overall in the F2 World Championship. We can’t wait for the next round in Tønsberg! Watch out for the yellow lightning!

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Mette Brandt Bjerknæs was having a great drive in her new Moore hull until she was cruelly robbed of 50% of the blades from her propeller, which in turn forced the gutsy Norwegian school teacher to retire.

mattThe race was fairly uneventful apart from one big incident before the second turn on the first lap.

Matt Palfreyman added a Somersault to his talented repertoire after being hit whilst on an amazing surge through the fleet, we’ll cover this incident in a separate article this week.

The UIM F2 circus hasn’t got far to travel for Round 4, staying in Norway, they head to Tønsberg to race over the 5th to 7th of August.

 

1 21 Erik Edin Molgaard ENG 40 00: 35: 56: 27 20
2 1 Pierre Lundin Moore ENG 40 00: 35: 58: 92 15
3 5 Rupert Temper DAC AT 40 00: 36: 36: 71 12
4 55 Frode Sundsdal DAC NOR 40 00: 36: 47: 46 9
5 54 Daniel Segenmark DAC ENG 39 00: 36: 02: 30 7
6 3 Owen Jelf BaBa GBR 39 00: 36: 04: 52 5
7 60 Christian Carlsen DAC NOR 39 00: 36: 06: 17 4
8 41 Edgaras Riabko DAC LT 39 00: 36: 13: 21 3
9 10 Oskar Samuelsson Molgaard ENG 39 00: 36: 28: 96 2
10 44 Alberto Comparato DAC ITA 39 00: 36: 32: 83 1
11 11 Bimba Sjöholm Molgaard ENG 38 00: 36: 19: 21 0
12 2 Johan Osterberg Molgaard ENG 28 00: 26: 44: 14 0
13 77 Tobias Munthe-Kaas BaBa NOR 24 00: 23: 28: 22 DNF
14 9 Mette B. Bjerknæs Moore NOR 16 00: 16: 21: 92 DNF
15 88 Pal Virik Nilsen Molgaard NOR 15 00: 15: 54: 42 DNF
16 13 Matthew Palfreyman BaBa GBR 0 DNF
17 6 Ola Pettersson Molgaard ENG 0 DNS
18 46 Stian Slaattedalen DAC NOR 0 DNS

Photos: Kristian J. Vabø Photography

 

John Moore
John raced Offshore Class 3 in the 80’s & 90’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He is the Editor of powerboatracingworld.com