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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. Chris DaviesChris Davies ARPS, has been photographing and writing about powerboat racing since 1987. www.powerboatpix.co.uk/

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…

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…

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