Thomas Kurth, Secretary General of the UIM has outlined a new future for Formula 2.
The class that boasts one of the most highly competitive fields in Powerboat Racing, has struggled in other areas, such as finding host venues and the UIM are stepping in to help.
The management of the UIM F2 World Championship will now fall under the control of the UIM Events s.a.r.l., a newly created commercial branch of the International Governing Body.
The UIM Formulae Committee which is headed up by Giacomo Borgonovi, will focus on rules and governance, while operational matters will be managed by UIM Events, who will work with the F2 Teams Association and Venue Partners.
Sweden’s Pelle Larsson has been appointed by UIM Events as the permanent UIM F2 Race Director while the 2019 UIM Commissioner will be Borgonovi.
Kurth sees this season as ‘a transition year’ with the ‘purpose to establish a solid foundation for the future’.
There are currently 4 World Championship rounds on the calendar with negotiations ongoing for a season finale at the end of November.
2019 UIM F2 World Championship
Kaunus, Lithuania / 28 – 30 June (TBC)
Brindisi, Italy / 19 -21 July (confirmed)
Tonsberg, Norway / 02 – 04 August (confirmed)
Ribadouro, Portugal / 13 – 15 September (confirmed)