In Vila Velha de Ródão this afternoon, Tobias Munthe-Kaas took his first UIM F2 race win and Stefan Hagin’s third place gave him his first UIM F2 World Championship.
The 2022 season finale lived up to its hype with a lights to finish win for Munthe-Kaas and a considered drive from Hagin who did enough to get the job done.
Four boats didn’t make it to the finish.
Pole sitter Duarte Benavente dropped out on lap 17 with technical issues, Bimba Sjöholm barrel rolled 4 laps later after making contact with Rashed Al Qemzi, while Sam Whittle had an early coming together with Mette Bjerknæs.
Giacomo Sacchi who was one of the mathematical championship contenders pulled out on lap 35 after losing his cowling.
Edgaras Riabko who started from fifth had a superb start and once he got into second position he kept Munthe-Kaas honest to the chequered flag.
Sami Seliö who was a pre-race favourite to win the World Title finished fourth. Brent Dillard bounced back from his disqualification disappointment of last weekend to place 5th.
Mansoor Al Mansoori who lead the points leader-board could only improve his qualifying position of seventh by one place.
The Jelf brothers, Owen and Colin were 7th and 8th while Bjerknæs put the early drama behind her to finish 9th.
Rashed Al Qemzi was the final points finisher in tenth, ending a season to forget for the 2021 World Champion.