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Sundsdal’s successful return to UIM F2

Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 2016 – Day Two Brodenbach,Germany acts as a warm-up event for some of the UIM F2 drivers before they enter into full blown competition in Finland next month. Three F2 races were run over the weekend, with Race 2 and Race 3 being held today. Yesterday in Race 1, Austrian Rupp Temper dominated from start to finish. He didn’t do too badly today, winning Race 2 and the F2 Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach Event overall. In Race 3 Temper could only manage a 4th and that is where Norway’s Frode Sundsdal took his first win since his racing comeback with the fledgling EDH Racing Team. Sundsdal held off a hard charging Stefan Hagin, who hunted the Norwegian down throughout. F2 Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 1st Rupp Temper 2nd Frode Sundsdal 3rd Stefan Hagin The UIM F2 World Championship gets underway next month and you can read our preview here.  

Can Anyone Catch Lundin? UIM F2 World Championship Preview

2016 UIM F2 World Championship Preview It’s just three weeks to go before the start of the 2016 UIM F2 World Championship. Milla Sohlström and her team are quietly confident that they have everything in place as they welcome twenty six drivers to Lake Peurunkajarvi and the start of what some people are saying will be one of the most competitive F2 seasons yet. Ahead of the teams lay seven very different Grand Prix venues. From the choppy waters of Lake Lugano, it’s onto the picturesque fjord of Oksefjorden followed by the tight confines of Tonsberg in Norway. Then it’s a chance to stretch their legs down the long straights of Zarasai in Lithuania before sampling the delights of Macon in the Burgundy region of France. Ribadouro in Portugal will then play host to the season’s finale in October. Before…

Welsh duo take runners-up spot at US P1 Superstock St. Cloud race

The 5th Annual US P1 Superstock St. Cloud Grand Prix of the Seas provided spectators with non-stop racing action. Good weather and calm seas prevailed at Lake Tohopekaliga yesterday, (Saturday 21/05). The competition was tight with uber experienced racerCraig Wilson and William Enriquez eventualy claiming first place in the famous yellow of Geico. The Welsh duo of James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young, the 2015 US P1 Superstock Champions, took the runners-up spot in Team Barbados. George Ivey and Cynthia Bellfatto gained the final place on the podium in Visit Jacksonville. The third and next round of the US P1 Superstock Championship is in Jacksonville, Florida on June the 4th.

Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 2016 – Day One

Brodenbach,Germany acts as a warm-up event for some of the UIM F2 drivers before they enter into full blown competition in Finland next month. Three F2 races will be run over the weekend and one of those was contested today. Qualifying saw Stefan Hagin put his Molgaard on pole in his home country in front of Uvis Slakteris and Rupp Temper. In Race 1, Austrian Rupp Temper had a blistering start and pulled away from the field, closely followed by Hagin and Norwegian Frode Sundsdal who came charging from 6th position and clawed his way up to third. Sundsdal was clearly enjoying his return to F2 with his new EDH Racing Team. Uvis Slakteris, had a spin on the first corner, and was then broadsided by the French entry of Fabrice Boulier. Boulier had to retire, Slakteris was able to carry on. The tricky…

Pre-Season launch for Wonky Donkey’s

Homer and Le Maitre raise awareness for Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation Sean Homer and Dave Le Maitre have launched their Wonky Donkey sponsored Ocke Mannerfelt B23 hull in Guernsey this afternoon. The pairing are taking part in this year’s Guernsey Powerboat Association / Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat Series. They will be competing in Club Class 1. The team has been sponsored by Guernsey entrepreneur and dapper businessman, Jack Gervaise-Brazier using his White Rock Brewery Co. Brand. The Microbrewery uses a state of the art six barrel brewery to produce some of the finest beers in the Channel Islands. They produce over 5,000 pints of beer a week. Wonky Donkey is one of the beers that the brewery produce and one I can vouch for, having had the odd sample. The team have decided to raise awareness for the The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation…

Sundsdal launches EDH Racing UIM F2 Team

It’s been nearly three years since Frode Sundsdal last competed on the international powerboat race scene, when he teamed up with Rupp Temper at the UIM F2 European Championships. Now the man from Arendal in Norway, who lives just along the coastline in Tønsberg, thinks it’s the perfect time to return to the UIM F2 World Championship with EDH Racing. Sundsdal commenting on 2016, Yes, Formula Two is going to be very tough this year. With the likes of the F1 star’s Selio and Carella racing alongside the already established F2 drivers like Lundin and Palfreyman, getting anywhere near the podium won’t be easy. So if you want to challenge yourself as a racer then this is the season to do it. Like many Scandinavian drivers Sundsdal started racing in the Junior T250 monohull class when aged fifteen. By his early…

Slayer Racing announce 2016 partnerships

Guernsey UIM Class 3A team Slayer Racing have announced their partners for the 2016 season, which they hope will help fulfil the enormous potential their brand new Phantom 19G-R has shown in initial testing. Driver Paul Etasse says, We are delighted to welcome Teng Tools as official tool and workshop equipment supplier for Slayer Racing. We have used Teng Tools for the rigging of the new boat, and our mechanic Neil has been using them for several years during the build of his 1930 Model A Ford Hot Rod. It’s a great honour to have such a large international name on the boat, they will undoubtedly help us maintain the boat to the high standards needed in modern Offshore racing. Top Guernsey chandlery Seaquest Marine have supplied the team with new Garmin navigation gear. Any visitors to Guernsey this season…

Jelf Racing Team primed for Powerboat GP Lancashire Grand Prix

The Jelf Racing Team are primed to continue their battle in the 2016 Powerboat GP British RYA Championship over the May Bank Holiday (28/29 May) as the series heads to St Helens for the Lancashire Grand Prix. The team already lead the way in two of the seven Powerboat GP Championship classes, with Colin Jelf showing the way in the F2 Catamaran Class and son Ben Jelf reaffirming his top spot in the GT30 class, they will be looking to maintain their top spots in both these classes and will also launch attacks on the top spots in the GT15 and F4 classes. Junior driver’s Jonathan Brewer and George Elmore currently sit in third and fourth position in the GT15 class respectively and despite strong performances at the Lowestoft GP at the beginning of the month are disappointed not to…

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