Fresh after posting the revised UIM F2 World Championship calendar this morning, I have been reminded of the ‘elephant in the room’ – How does a venue accommodate up to 40 boats?
UIM F2 has attracted a pleasing number of boat registrations this year, it has also become a true ‘World’ Championship with Dubai’s Victory Team entering a 2 boat team for the first time and competitors from Australia and the USA joining the fray.
However, with a UIM Course Approval for only 16 boats allowed to race at Tonsberg, Norway for example, plenty of drivers will have to travel home without having competed in a race.
One suggestion that I heard recently was that on the Sunday there should be 2 races.
Race A and Race B.
If you qualify in the top 16 on the Saturday you go through to Race A.
Race B will be for competitors that qualified 17th and lower.
Using the above system, the need for a repechage is negated.
It seems sensible and I’m sure the F2 Teams Association will come up with a solution to allow all the drivers to see the start lights this season.