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Alberto Comparato makes his F2 Debut

F2 Team Association / Chris Davies Alberto Comparato will make his UIM F2 World Championship debut in Peurunka, Finland. Having been the UIM F4 World Champion for the past two years the young Italian admitted that his father is more nervous then he is. Fabio Comparato, who raced in the UIM F1H2O series from 1999 till he retired in 2010, said, This is a big step but we think he’s ready for it. We all know that the next three races will be steep learning curve for him but the teams aim is to get as much seat time for him as possible. By racing here this weekend Comparato Jnr. will become the youngest ever UIM F2 competitor at eighteen years old.

Powerboat P1to stage a Coastal and Marine Tourism Forum

Powerboat P1 announces that it is to stage a Coastal and Marine Tourism Forum in Cardiff at the end of this month. The event will create awareness, facilitate dialogue and share knowledge within Wales of the opportunities and potential for driving tourism through coastal and marine activities – such as sailing, motor boating, wind surfing, diving experiences, wildlife and marine mammal tours, maritime museums and events, cruise trips, fishing, and visiting waterfront hotels and restaurants – by presenting case studies and hearing the views of a specialist panel. Discussions will look at how the marine sector can make a wider and more significant contribution to Wales’ already successful travel and tourism offering, covering a range of topics including new frontiers in marine tourism, collaboration and partnerships, politics, practice, management, sustainability and marine ecotourism. The panel will include Nigel Morgan –…

DRYU Waterproof Bags team up with UIM F2 driver Mette Brandt Bjerknæs

DRYU are a new company based in Bournemouth. They are now supplying high performance waterproof, sand, snow and dirt proof protection dry bags in a range of sizes and stand-out colours. The man behind the company, Jamie Street, had originally planned to target the festival, beach, surfing and sailing markets, but in the last couple of months has signed partnership deals with UK ThunderCat Racing, P1 Superstock team, Coleman Racing and powerboatracingworld.com Street told me this afternoon, We are extremely pleased with our existing partnerships, which have helped to gain our brand coverage across the UK. Today we can announce that our logo is proudly displayed on Mette Brandt Bjerknæs’ new UIM F2 Moore hull. For this season David Moore has designed a new boat especially for Norwegian lady driver Bjerknaes. The boat looks stunning and to be honest, when I saw the…

Live UIM F2 streaming from Finland

There will be live streaming from Finland this weekend. To watch all the action from the first round of the 2016 UIM F2 World Championship, to be held on Lake Peurunkajarvi, Finland, British driver Matt Palfreyman has set up a YouTube channel. We first tried out the technology at the Powerboat GP race at St Helens a couple of weekends ago and we got a really positive response. Lot’s of people can’t be in Finland to watch the racing and we thought a live stream of qualifying and the race would add extra value. Palfreyman’s YouTube channel can be found here and it is best to subscribe for notifications of latest uploads. The 2015 UIM F2 Silver medallist is quietly confident of a good result to open his season’s account, I caught up with him during Round 6 of the…

Norway plans a Finnish Invasion?

F2 Team Association / Chris Davies It was something that their Viking ancestors never considered. A small army of Norwegian racers are making their way to the spa resort of Peuruka in central Finland to see if they can plunder the trophy cabinet at the opening round the 2016 UIM F2 World Championship. For some of them including the likes of Mette Brandt Bjerknaes and Tobias Munthe-Kaas it will be their chance to début brand new raceboats. Bjerknaes commented, We have just finished my second test weekend with the new Moore hull. There were some issues with the power steering but hopefully the problem is now solved. Whilst working alongside the 2015 F2 World Champion, Pierre Lundin, she has gained an incredible amount of race craft during those test sessions. We have practised a lot together in Sweden, in race…

Victory Team make it 3 in row at XCAT Lugano GP

A Fantastic win for the ARIF AL ZAFFAIN and NADIR BIN HENDI of the Victory Team after a clear start and maintaining the lead throughout the race reach speeds of up to 160 Kmh making it 3 Wins in a row. The first and only penalty of the race was given to boat number 22 CARPISA YAMAMAY for destroying a Buoy on one of the turns on the circuit. After the teams completion of 2 long laps saw the positions stabilize with Victory Team in 1st place, Abu Dhabi Team in 2nd and Gold Coats Australia in 3rd. Around Lap 11 we saw boat number 6 pull out with possible mechanical issues. After Victory Team and Abu Dhabi Team completed their final long lap, Gold Coast Australia came out of nowhere to pass RASHED SUHAIL AL TAYER and FALEH KHALFAN…

Team Abu Dhabi Al-tayer And Al-mansoori Shadow Victory Team’s Al-zafeen And Bin Hendi To Finish Third In Lugano Grand Prix

The Team Abu Dhabi 5 crew of Rashed Al-Tayer and Faleh Al-Mansoori shadowed the Victory Team crew of Arif Saif Al-Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi from the opening lap to finish third overall after a pulsating Lugano Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. The runaway UIM XCAT World Series leaders snatched the lead when the pole-sitting Gold Coast Australia crew of Tom-Barry Cotter and Ross Willaton made a poor start and Al-Zafeen and Bin Hendi stole a march on their rivals to hit the front. Their Team Abu Dhabi rivals delivered a professional performance without taking undue risks to collect valuable championship points for third place after being passed on the penultimate lap by a flying Gold Coast Australia, who had dropped as low as seventh earlier in the race. Al-Zafeen and Bin Hendi extended their series lead with a third…

Welsh Wizzards do it again on the Mersey

The Welsh pairing of Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink – Ahmad Tea completed a ‘clean sweep’ of Enduro wins at Liverpool this weekend. Winning both races today in Round 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship, and with a pair of wins in the bin from yesterday, Davies and Phillips have given their title challenge a huge boost. Microlink – Ahmad Tea Team Manager, Martin Tummuscheit told me, We are very pleased that our hard work is paying off. We are doing all of the engineering ‘in house’ as well as developing our own props. Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome in Seavacation had another good day, two second places just reward for their form in the Enduro racing. James Tapp and Mark Blackman took the final podium spot driving Ragworm. Photos: Brian Lunt

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