Johan Coenradi F2 World Champion

Johan Coenradi announced UIM F2 World Champion and
Colin Jelf winner of the Fujairah GP2
Ivan Brigada disqualified after technical inspection


December 19, 2009

Johan Coenradi of the Holland Team

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Fujairah, UAE, Dec. 19, 2009: The organising committee of for the UIM F2 World Championship officially announced today that Johan Coenradi, of the Holland Team is the UIM F2 World Champion for this year and Colin Jelf is the winner of the Fujairah GP2. The official statement came late at night (Dec. 18) after disqualifying Ivan Brigada following a technical inspection. The Italian Ivan Brigada came in the first place in the Fujairah GP2 of the UIM F2 World Championship at the Fujairah International Marine Club. The race that was held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.

After disqualifying Brigada, the British Driver Colin Jelf, from Jelf Racing Team and Champion of the Port Ghaleb GP came in the first place with a speed record of 00:40:08:73, Johan Coenradi of Holland Team, second place with a speed record of 00:40:20:67, and the Italian Alex Carella, Champion of the Bahrain GP in the third place with a speed record of 00:40:23:39.

Abdul Salam Fairooz, Managing Director of Formula World Sports and organizer and promoter of the UIM F2 World &Continental Powerboat Championship 2009 said: “After extensive discussion with the committee till late at night, we have decided to disqualify Ivan Brigada due to technicalities in the boat gearbox. Therefore we announce Colin Jelf as winner of the Fujairah GP2, and Johan Coenradi as this year UIM F2 World Champion.”

Mr. Fairooz also added: “It was a successful season and the results we have achieved after Bahrain GP, Port Ghaleb GP, and the races in Fujairah including the Continental Cup are great. This season was successful on all levels and we expect more in the next championship in 2010 with more than 10 rounds all over the world.”

Mr. Fairooz also assured that the organising committee has put all its effort to record another success and I would like to express my gratitude to Fujairah International Marine Club and the blessing of H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah for the support they have given us. We wish better luck to all racers in the next season hoping we will have a more successful season.

With the end of the last round of the UIM F2 Powerboat World Championship Johan Coenradi was named the World Champion 2009 of UIM F2 Powerboat racing. The second place went to Latvian Uvis Lakteris and the third place went to Colin Jelf.

Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h. Hulls of Formula 2 boats reach a minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg, which includes the driver. Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet.

The UIM is the international governing body of power boating. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is also a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations and the Association of the IOC-Recognized International Sports Federations.

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