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Superhero Town Tonsberg is set for UIM F2 Round 2

John Moore on 29th July 2019

The second round of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship will be held at Tønsberg, Norway this weekend.

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi goes into the event as championship leader due to his win in Kaunus, Lithuania last month.

Due to some surprising results in the first round, Sweden’s Daniel Segenmark is second with the Sharjah Team’s Ferdinand Zandbergen in third.

This will be the seventh consecutive year that F2 racing has taken place in Tønsberg, organisers Frode Sundsdal and Joyce Christine Andersen set the race up in 2013 as a UIM International Ordinary race and since 2014 it has enjoyed World Championship status.

In those years, it has become a firm favourite with racers and spectators alike, the Tonsberg start run has now become an iconic showcase of the sport.

Tønsberg, is the oldest town in Norway and has been featured in the incredibly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Tønsberg feutured in Marvel’s Captain America

The town has been used in Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and in the highest grossing film of all time, Avengers Infinity War, where the town is revealed to be where the Norse God’s, the Asgardians, have made their new home and renamed Tønsberg to New Asgard.

The action will get under way on Friday evening with the crowd pleasing Match Racing and Speed Runs.

Friday 2nd August

15:30 – 16:00 Match race warm up

18:00 Opening ceremony / Speed Run F2 – Top 16 in UIM F2 World Championship. Match Race F2

Saturday 3rd August

13.30 – 14.15 Free Practice F2 (45 min) Group A

14.30 – 15.15 Free Practice F2 (45 min) Group B

17.00 Baume & Mercier Pole Position

Q-1 group A F2 (20 min)

Q-1 group B F2 (20 min)

Q-1 group C F2 (20 min)

7 minute break

Q-2 15 boats (15 min)

7 minute break

Q-3 Shoot-Out for Pole position (10 boats, Single run)

19.15 Price ceremony Match Race and Speed run F2 – Top 3 drivers

Sunday 5th August

12.20 20 min Warm-up F2 – B final drivers

12.40 20 min Warm-up F2 – Pre-Qualified group

13.30 – 14.00 Repechage (20 laps) Top 3 go through to the final

16.00 UIM F2 World Championship Parade lap

16.30 Grand Prix Of Norway (30 min) 18 boats

2019 UIM F2 Grand Prix of Norway

SWE2Johan ÖsterbergTeam AJOMolgaardMercury 200 XS
GBR3 Owen JelfOwen Jelf RacingBaBaMercury 200 XS
UAE4Ahmad Al FahimVictory TeamVictoryMercury 200 XS
Rupp TemperTemper RacingDACMercury 200 XS
SWE6Ola PetterssonSkåne Racing TeamMolgaardMercury 200 XS
NOR7Frode SundsdalSundsdal RacingDACMercury 200 XS
USA8Brent DillardDillard SportsDACMercury 200 XS
NOR9Mette Brandt BjerknæsMBRMooreMercury 200 XS
SWE10Oskar SamuelssonOS RacingMolgaardMercury 200 XS
SWE11Bimba SjöholmTeam SjöholmMolgaardMercury 200 XS
NED17 Ferdinand ZandbergenSharjah TeamBaBaMercury 200 XS
Stefan HaginRowe PowerboatMolgaardMercury 200 XS
RUS20Konstantin UstinovNew StarDACMercury 200 XS
UAE27Manoor Al MansooriVictory TeamVictoryMercury 200 XS
Rashed Al QemziTeam Abu DhabiDACMercury 200 XS
UAE36 Rashed Al TayerTeam Abu DhabiDACMercury 200 XS
ESP37 Hector SanzIcar Nautica RacingDACMercury 200 XS
LTU41 Edgaras RiabkoF2 LithuaniaDACMercury 200 XS
FRA44Philippe Tourre
Atlantic TeamMooreMercury 200 XS
POR45 Duarte BenaventeAtlantic TeamMooreMercury 200 XS
SWE54Daniel SegenmarkSF2RDACMercury 200 XS
NOR77Tobias Munthe-KaasStromoy RacingBaBaMercury 200 XS
FIN95 Kalle ViippoKalle Viippo RacingMolgaardMercury 200 XS
GER96 Nick BisterfeldBisterfeld RacingDACMercury 200 XS
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