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Sundsdal confirms UIM F2 Belgium GP entry

After winning the Nora F2 race in Sweden last Saturday, Frode Sundsdal still had to make a big call. Would he and his EDH Racing Team make the trip from Norway to compete in the second round of the UIM F2 World Championship in Belgium this weekend? Sundsdal told me tonight; Our EDH team will compete in Antwerp. We can take some confidence from our result in Sweden, but in reality, we will not be challenging for a podium position. The charismatic and sometimes maligned Norwegian racer has not only this race to think about, but the next round of the championship, where he is the organiser. The Tønsberg Båtrace is only a few weeks away. My partner Joyce and I have been working hard to continue the success of the Event which we started in 2014. He continued; With the continued…

Benavente Bound for Belgium

As part of the build up to the second round of the UIM Formula 2 World Championship we had a look back at the last time Antwerp, in Belgium held an international powerboat race, which, believe it or not was seventeen years ago. Back then it was the turn of the Formula One drivers to entertain the crowds gathered along the Scheldt quays as they watched Guido Cappellini, who now oversees the F2 racing activities of Team Abu Dhabi, hold off Scott Gillman and Francesco Cantando to win the Belgium Grand Prix. That season Cappellini won five Grand Prix but lost the World Championships driver’s title by just two points to Gillman. Several of those drivers that raced on that May day are regulars these days in the F2 pits with the likes of Massimo Roggiero looking after his BaBa…

Al-Qemzi aims to extend lead in the UIM F2 World Championship

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al-Qemzi will be aiming to extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship when the competitive tunnel boat series visits the River Scheldt at Antwerp in Belgium this weekend. The driver out of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) enjoyed a stunning start to his challenge for honours in Lithuania last month. Running a DAC boat, Al-Qemzi qualified for the yellow flag-interrupted race in pole position and led from start-to-finish to see off the challenge from both Sweden’s Johan Österberg and Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko to seal a first ever F2 win and maximum points in the championship. Not content with starting their F2 campaign in winning style on Kaunas Reservoir, a resurgent Team Abu Dhabi then went on to claim pole position and an outright victory in the second round of the UIM…

Newman looks to break the 100 mph barrier

Mike Newman is the fastest blind man on earth. Newman currently holds multiple Guinness World records on land and water and is set for his latest challenge – to become the first blind person to crew a powerboat at over 100 mph. It has been my goal for a long time. It is also a fantastic opportunity to draw attention to my charity Speed Of Sight which provides life-enhancing driving experiences for people of all ages and disabilities. We hope to raise much-needed funds to help the charity continue its work and expand its presence in the UK. To achieve this record Mike Newman is teaming up with Drew Langdon. On Wednesday, at Torquay, the old friends will strap themselves into Silverline, a UIM Marathon Class A Outerlimits hull and use the 1860 HP available to achieve the dream. With any…

Sundsdal’s Swedish Success

Frode Sundsdal and his EDH Racing team traveled from Tonsberg, Norway to Sweden to compete in the Nora F2 race today. They are traveling home tonight, very pleased with their days racing. After setting the third fastest time in qualifying behind Tobias Munthe-Kaas and Johan Österberg, Sundsdal had it all to do. Being quick off the blocks in Heat 1 gave the Norwegian the lead, which he never relinquished. Starting from pole in Heat 2, he lead for 10 laps until hitting a most unpleasant passenger ferry wash. Sundsdal kept his DAC hull under control but Sweden’s Österberg got past him to take the win. Using his vast racing experience, Sundsdal pulled a surprise Heat 3 win out of his Nordic bag of tricks. He told me this evening; It’s been a great day for me and my fantastic EDH team. I really didn’t…

Powerboat GP Chasewater Grand Prix

Six championship classes will be in action at the Powerboat GP Chasewater Grand Prix this weekend. However, the F2 teams will be competing in match racing due to a shortage in entries with current Championship leader Colin Jelf recovering from injury following an accident at the World F4 Championships the required number of teams to count as a national championship round was not met. There were strong performances from the British drivers at the second event of the UIM F4 World Championship held at Stewartby, Bedford two weeks ago. The Ben’s, Morse and Jelf were on the pace at international level and will be taking that form into the British Championship. Ethan Goodfellow will be looking to make an impact in the junior GT15 class as he looks to catch the championship leader Harvey Smith, he has finished fourth at…

Jelf Racing head to Chasewater

After a very difficult time for the Jelf Racing Team, Ben Jelf, Jonathan Brewer, Nigel Edwards.and George Elmore will be competing at the Powerboat GP Chasewater Grand Prix this weekend. Recovering from a racing accident at Stewartby a couple of weeks ago, team manager Colin Jelf will not be racing in F2; It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the whole team following my accident, but we’re a strong team and we’re all in this together. The drivers are all focussed on what they need to do this weekend and are ready for the challenge ahead of us. The former UIM F2 World Champion commented on his GT15 driver George Elmore; George has been performing really well this season he’s really got to grips with the boat and getting the best out of it and himself we’re all really proud of him.…

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