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Riabko set to Defend His UIM F2 Title

John Moore on 19th July 2019

Edgaras Riabko will have 13 boats to beat this weekend in Zarasai, Lithuania if he is to retain his UIM F2 European title.

The Lithuanian won all 4 heats of the 2018 Championship in Zarasai, at an event that he had organised.

Duarte Benavente took the Silver Medal and Russia’s Konstantin Ustinov rounded off the podium places with Bronze.

Riabko feels that he has sorted out the fuel problem that plagued him in the UIM F2 World Championship season opener held recently in Kaunus.

He took the opportunity of competing in the UIM World Endurance Championships held in Augustów, Poland last weekend:

I feel good.

I was racing in Poland for 4-5 hours, and I had no trouble, so I’m physically well prepared.

We have new propellers for the race and our technical issues are hopefully now solved.

After tomorrow’s Free Practice, Qualifying is due to start at 14:00 (GMT +3), 14 boats will take to the water for Q1, 10 for Q2 and the shoot-out will comprise of 6 boats.

2019 UIM F2 European Championship – Zarasai

Saturday 20th July

10.30 to 12:00 Free practice
14.00 to 15:30 Qualifying
16.00 to 16.30 Heat 1
17.00 to 17.30 Heat 2

Sunday 21st July

10.30 to 11.15 Free practice
12.00 to 12.30 Heat 3
14.30 to 15.00 Heat 4

All times GMT +3

2019 UIM F2 European Championship - Zarasai

SWE2Johan ÖsterbergMolgaardMercury 200 XS
Rupp TemperDACMercury 200 XS
NOR7Frode SunsdalDACMercury 200 XS
NED17 Ferdinand ZandbergenBaBaMercury 200 XS
LTU41 Edgaras RiabkoDACMercury 200 XS
FRA44Philippe Tourre
MooreMercury 200 XS
POR45 Duarte BenaventeMooreMercury 200 XS
Uvis SlakterisMolgaardMercury 200 XS
GBR61Scott CurtisMercury 200 XS
LAT71Nikita Lijcs
ASVMercury 200 XS
RUS74Andrey OvchinnikovDACMercury 200 XS
NOR77Tobias Munthe-KaasBaBaMercury 200 XS
FIN95 Kalle ViippoMolgaardMercury 200 XS
GER96Nick BisterfeldDACMercury 200 XS
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