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Österberg takes late Stewartby UIM F2 European pole

John Moore on 24th September 2016

Johan Österberg from Sweden took a last gasp UIM F2 European Championship pole at Stewartby.

Tobias Munthe-Kaas had set a blistering fastest lap time earlier in the session in rougher water that looked unbeatable until Österberg posted the quickest lap just as the sun was setting.

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Britain’s Matt Palfreyman put in the third quickest time, finding space on the circuit when it mattered.

Running with a #Pepstar engine and ‘recycled’ steering gear, the 2015 UIM F2 Silver Medalist showed a new maturity in the frenetic and difficult qualifying session.

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Due to political issues various, the day’s timetable only allowed for the UIM F2 boats to practice and qualify.

The F2 teams are due to race over 4 heats tomorrow to decide the 2016 European Championship.

 

Photos: Fred Emeny

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