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Winter testing for Marit and Bimba

The fastest ladies in powerboat racing were out testing in a Scandinavian winter yesterday.

Marit Strømøy managed to put her BaBa hull on the water for the first time this year in Sandefjord, Norway.

The F1H2o racer had her boat and equipment delivered last week and her husband and engineer Andrea Colombo got to work to ready everything for yesterday’s test.

With no world championship being held this season, it’s hoped that the brand new Strømøy Racing F1H2O Team will compete in the first race of the 2021 season in Saudi Arabia next March.

In what Bimba Sjoholm described as the ‘final test of the year’, the Swede has managed to compete in the UIM F2 World Championship and raced in the international ordinary Tonsberg event this season.

She made history in Kaunus when she became the fist lady driver to ever start a UIM F2 World Championship from pole.

Her Mercury powered Molgaard package was certainly quick but she suffered from two dramatic accidents in Lithuania and Portugal that put paid to her championship dreams.

Preliminary 2021 calendars are yet to be published for F1H2o and F2 but these two racers from Scandinavia are preparing through freezing conditions in readiness.

Photo credits:

Marit Strømøy – Motorphoto By Jørn

Bimba Sjoholm – Bimba Sjoholm’s Facebook

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