The opening 2 rounds of the 2018 UIM F4 World Championship were competed for last weekend at Lago di Barcis in Northern Italy.
Finland’s Tuukka Lehtonen won Round 1 from pole position while Britain’s Ben Jelf became entangled with a turn mark and had to watch the rest of the race from the sidelines.
Morgan Jernfast from Sweden and France’s Quentin Dailly took second and third places.
2018 UIM F4 World Championship – Round 1
Q1 (Top 6 shoot out)
2018 UIM F4 World Championship – Round 2
Ben Jelf put right his error from the previous day and celebrated his 18th birthday with pole and a race win.
Sweden’s Morgan Jernfast and Rudy Revert from France took the other podium slots.
Reflecting on a busy weekend, Jelf commented:
I made a mistake yesterday, I took the turn too tightly and never gave myself enough room.
It was a disappointing result for the team but I only had myself to blame so I was determined today to reward their hard work with a win.
I’d like to dedicate the win to my fantastic girlfriend Aimee, who is currently very ill in hospital.
Q3 (Top 6 shoot out)
Nikki is the Sponsorship and PR Manager for the Jelf Racing Powerboat Team.
She was a Powerboat Racing Senior Administrator at the Royal Yachting Association for 6 years.
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