The first round of this year's F2 World Championship will take place in Lithuania on 5-6 July. Pilots from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United States, Australia, Latvia, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, United Arab Emirates will compete in powerboats up to 190 km/h in the Kupiškis Lagoon. In total, 25 teams are expected to arrive. Qualifying will take place on 5 July, followed by the 20 fastest athletes in the world in the Grand Prix main event on 6 July.
The Lithuanian Powerboat Federation, which has been organising world-class water polo events in Lithuania on its own, has strengthened its organisational and creative forces by collaborating with ELITAZ Creative House and Content Bakers, experts in sports broadcasting.
Karolis Ramoška, President of the Lithuanian Association of Technical Sports Federations, says that after joining the F2 World Championship organising team in 2020, he saw the great potential of this aquatic sport, and set himself the goal of assembling a team that could guarantee the perfect quality of project implementation.
"We have established a joint organisation, F2 UNITED, whose mission is to deliver high quality, world-class formula water events. The first round of the F2 World Championship in Kupiškis will be organised by the F2 UNITED team, drawing on the many years of experience of the International Powerboat Union (UIM)," says Karolis Ramoška.
The broadcast of the event will be handled by the Content Bakers team led by Tomas Skamarošius, a broadcast director with solid international experience.
"Having analysed other countries' broadcasts, we see a lot of potential to move to a new level of quality. We will be filming the event with 16 cameras, using only professional filming equipment. All this to give the viewer a real sports drama. We will allow the viewer to see the thrilling reality of the best athletes at the races up close." - T. Skamaročius, a broadcast director whose experience includes broadcasting the FIBA World and European Championships, the Euroleague Final Fours, and the Olympic Games in Japan, shares his plans.
Gediminas Jaunius, the producer who joined the F2 UNITED team, says that F2 Water Formula is an exciting and promising sport that promises high results for Lithuania and exciting emotions for the spectators:
"With Edgars Riabko of Lithuania winning high prizes at the World and European Championships, the sport has been gaining more and more attention in our country in recent years. The ELITAZ team will strive to contribute with its competences and energy to the qualitative leap and strategic development".
Edgaras Riabko, the F2 water formula pilot, who is famous for his victories in Lithuania, is glad that he has managed to find partners among the best professionals in the field, who will come together to strengthen the interest in water formula sport in Lithuania:
"F2 UNITED's mission is to promote Lithuania not only with gold medals in this sport, but also with high-quality water formula events and their broadcasts that meet global standards." - The multiple World and European Water Formula Championships prize-winner lists his goals.
The first round of the F2 World Championship in Kupiškis on 5-6 July will be free and open to spectators. The organisers promise to add a live music concert, a fair and other entertainment to this major sporting event. For the hottest F2 fans who plan to follow not only the championship events but also the interviews of F2 drivers or their teams, there is a V.I.P. zone, for which tickets are available now on Tiketa.lt.