Greetings from the Officer of the Day

International motor boat union U.I.M (Union Internationale Motonautique) has given Finland a chance to organize the very first Formula 2 track motor boat world championship grand prix in history on the season of 2016. This is extremely major opportunity for the whole sports in Finland but also a very welcome and expected event for Laukaa and Spa Hotel Peurunka. Let’s make this the most action-packed early summer event of Central Finland together!

Formula 2 World Championship is the biggest track motor boat series of the world measured by the number of participants. In season 2015 the series composed of 27 racers from 12 different countries. 

Formula 2 catamarans use low emission Mercurys 200 horsepower Optimax outboard motors. Minimum weight of the boats including the driver is 513 kg and top speed reaches up to 190 km/h. It’s a great honour to get these heroes of the waters to be our guests. Boats will be seen on the track many times. At the beginning of the event there will be Midnight Speed Race, an unprecedented race that measures the maximal speeding capabilities of the boats one boat at the time. Free practice sessions are followed by possible qualification rounds and three part time trials in which only the fastest six racers make it to the last round. Each one of them clocks one more round alone on the track. The event culminates to the World Championship race on sunday.Besides all that eager juniors are seen to race for the Championship points of Finland.

The event is a significant addition to the colourful supply of Finnish summer events. There will be unparalleled and action-packed moments with track motor boating, concerts and a boat expo, program for children and having a great time with friends. Come on summer, and F2 World Championship Peurunka!

With speedy regards
Milla Sohlström
Officer of the Day
F2 World Championship Peurunka