Marit Strømøy finished 2nd in the F1 H2O World Championship race of Abu Dhabi. After a great start where she defended her qualifying position, it was 52 long and hard laps to the finish line. The gap to Philippe Chiappe in 1st was between 2 and 4 seconds all throughout the race. - I tried to push for first all the race, but Philippe was a bit too fast. However this feels nearly like a victory and it's so nice to be back on the podium, says Marit.
Marit Strømøy and her team had a great run in Abu Dhabi today and qualified 2nd only 0,06 second behind the man in pole Philippe Chiappe. - This was our best qualifying since 2011 and we are very happy with this result although a pole would taste even better, says Marit from Abu Dhabi.
4th in free practice on the first day of Abu Dhabi GP
Marit had a good free practice posting 4th best time 0,6 second behind the man in first, three time World Champion Phillippe Chiappe. - We had a good day on the water, testing two different engines and a few props, stated chief mechanic Fabio Comparato after the free practice.
This week our F1 team is in Abu Dhabi for the fifth round of the F1 H2O World Championship. Both team and equipment are ready for Wednesday's free practice. After a season of different technical issues, F1 driver Marit is eager to prove the competitiveness of her Baba boat.
After a good qualifying session, Marit started the race in Liuzhou from 4th position. From there followed 40 laps of great racing before the fuel pump gave up and forced her to withdraw from the race. - I had a great race fighting with Torrente and Al Hameli. The fuel pump started to fail in the corners after about 20 laps, but 20 laps later it gave up completely, said Marit after the race.
Our drivers had a great weekend in Drammen. Nikolay Holtan-Andersen won in GT15 and Marius Strand secured 3rd position in the Norwegian Cup. Live S. Gulbrandsen was 4th in the Nordic Championship of GT30 and Tobias Munthe-Kaas fought hard and came 3rd in the F2 race. Joakim Halvorsen made a great show in F4 and our F1 2seater was in action all weekend.
Tønsberg Boatrace was a thrilling event for Strømøy Racing. Tobias Munthe-Kaas was blistering fast in his F2 and secured his fist career Pole in the F2 World Championship. Unfortunately the hero of the qualifying ended his race after 20-something laps with a barrel roll in front of thousands of spectators in the beautiful harbor of Tønsberg.
The difficult water conditions of Evian made a factor also this year for the drivers and teams in the F1 H2O World Championship. When the green flag finally dropped the conditions were good enough to give the crowd a great race. Marit had a good drive, but didn't seem to have the engine power to fight all the way in the top.
Marius Strand celebrates his first podium with a swim
Strømøy Racing Junior drivers had a good weekend at Songe. Joakim Halvorsen did some important prop testing before the upcoming World Cup events, Live S. Gulbrandsen struggled a bit, but got some good laps in perfect conditions at Songe. But the happiest guy in the paddock was Marius Strand after securing his first podium finish in GT15.
This weekend our juniors are racing at Songe in the South of Norway. Live S.Gulbrandsen is ready with her GT30 boat. Joakim Halvorsen will compete in F4 and Marius Strand in GT15. The 2seater is ready for a new adventure in Sandefjord. Together with Sandefjord Motorbåtforening, Strømøy Racing is a part of Båtlivets Dag i Havna.
Tobias Munthe-Kaas is on his way to Lithuania for his first World Championship round of the 2017 F2 tour. The F1 2seater crew is on their way to Florø for an event at Florø Pokerrun. It will be a busy and exciting weekend for Strømøy Racing
This week Strømøy Racing is present at the Nor-shipping exhibition at Norges Varemesse, Lillestrøm with our new partner Glamox. The exhibition opened Tuesday and many people were curious to learn more about F1, Strømøy Racing and our all our projects.
With three Strømøy Racing drivers on the podium in today´s Norwegian Cup race in Tvedestrand we can safely say it was a successful first race for our drivers. Joakim Halvorsen climbed all the way to the top in F4, Nikolay Holtan-Andersen and Tobias Munthe-Kaas both were 2nd in their class.
Motor-trade in Trondheim had invited various groups women to an evening of inspiration and building relations. Marit from Strømøy Racing was the main speaker of the day. Supported by good food, drinks and great music from DJ Margareth Berger, it was a successful event.