H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Erik Stark - 35

TEAM: Abu Dhabi
HULL: DAC
COUNTRY: Sweden
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Täby, SWE
DATE OF BIRTH: 13/11/1987
PLACE OF BIRTH: Stockolm, SWE
HEIGHT: 170 CM
WEIGHT: 70 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 31
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 0
CAREER PODIUMS: 9
CAREER POINTS: 199
PROFILE

ERIK STARK starts his sixth term on the UIM F1H2O tour, finishing third in the championship standings in 2017. He joined Maverick F1 Racing for the opening two round of 2018, before being signed by Team Abu Dhabi.

The 28-year-old from Sweden is a four time F2 World Champion and made the transition into F1H2O with seamless ease making his debut in 2012 then full time from 2014 taking his first podium in China. Two more podiums followed in 2015 but his season was interrupted by a crash and subsequent hand injury. But he returned and rounded out his year taking his first pole position in Sharjah, finishing fourth and sixth overall in the standings, his best championship finish.

He started his racing career aged 12 in the Swedish S-250 class and won, becoming the F4-S Nordic Champion in 2006 and was the Swedish T-400 title holder before heading to F2.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: / WIN: 3 / 2ND: 3 / 3RD: 3 / POLE POSITION: 4
BEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 3
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 31 / RACE STARTS: 30
DEBUT: 2012

CAREER INFOS

2017 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2016 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2014 - F2 World Champion
2013 - F2 World Champion
2012 - 27th F1H2O World Championship
2012 - F2 World Champion
2012 - F2 Nordic Champion
2011 - F2 World Champion
2011 - F2 Nordic Champion
2007 - T-400Swedish Champion
2006 - SL60 Gold overall winner
2006 - F4-S Nordic Champion
2002 - S-250 Swedish Champion

2018 DRIVER GALLERY
2018 DRIVER NEWS
December 7, 2018
STARK ON POLE FOR GRAND PRIX OF ABU DHABI
Friday, 7 December, ABU DHABI (UAE): Erik Stark produced a brilliant last gasp final lap in this afternoon’s top six shootout in BRM Qualifying and will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Grand ...
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November 27, 2018
ABU DHABI WTHIN IN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF DRIVERS AND TEAMS WORLD TITLES
Tuesday, 27 November: Team Abu Dhabi stands on the cusp of clinching successive drivers and teams world championships and securing one or both could well happen on home waters at the UIM F1H2O Grand ...
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November 18, 2018
TORRENTE WINS DRAMATIC GRAND PRIX OF INDIA AND LEADS THE TITLE RACE
Sunday, 18 November, AMARAVATI (India): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente capped a perfect weekend in Amaravati with a faultless drive to win the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of India and move to the top ...
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November 17, 2018
TORRENTE PRODUCES A STUNNING FINAL LAP TO SNATCH POLE POSITION IN AMARAVATI
Saturday, 17 November, AMARAVATI (India): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente produced a stunning final run in today’s top-six shootout to cap a thrilling BRM Official Qualifying session, ...
F1H2O
November 17, 2018
STARK QUICKEST IN SECOND PRACTICE
Saturday, 17 November, AMARAVATI (India): Team Abu Dhabi’s Erik Stark grabbed top spot in the closing stages of an intriguing second practice session with a handful of drivers enjoying a spell ...
F1H2O
November 15, 2018
ABU DHABI TRIO LOOKING TO EXTEND ADVANTAGE IN TITLE RACE
Thursday, 15 November: Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi, Erik Stark and Shaun Torrente will be aiming to extend their points’ advantage in the drivers and teams championship standings when ...
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July 1, 2018
SUPER STARK WINS GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE – TEAM ABU DHABI RULE THE WAVES ON LAC LEMAN
Sunday, 1 July, EVIAN (France): Erik Stark produced yet another outstanding drive to take a hard-earned and spectacular victory in a dramatic UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of France, leading home Thani Al ...
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June 30, 2018
SENSATIONAL STARK ON POLE FOR SUNDAY'S UIM F1H2O GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
Saturday, 30 June, EVIAN (France): Team Abu Dhabi’s new recruit Erik Stark produced a simply sensational final lap in today’s BRM Qualifying top six shootout and set the fastest time by ...
F1H2O
June 30, 2018
ABU DHABI NEW BOY ERIK STARK QUICKEST IN PRACTICE
Saturday, 30 June, EVIAN (France): Erik Stark signalled his arrival at Team Abu Dhabi outpacing both teammates and setting the fastest times of this morning’s one hour practice session with a ...
F1H2O
June 21, 2018
ERIK STARK SIGNS WITH TEAM ABU DHABI
Thursday, 21 June: London Grand Prix winner Erik Stark has confirmed he has joined Team Abu Dhabi and will race for the Emirati outfit at next weekend’s Grand Prix of France in Evian, 29 June-1 ...
F1H2O
June 17, 2018
ERIK STARK WINS A PULSATING UIM F1H2O GRAND PRIX OF LONDON
Sunday, 17 June, LONDON (England): Sweden’s Erik Stark delivered the ultimate performance to take a second career win with a sensational victory at the Grand Prix of London, round 2 of the UIM ...
F1H2O
June 16, 2018
ERIK STARK TAKES POLE POSITION IN A GRIPPING BRM QUALIFYING
Saturday, 16 June, LONDON (England): Sweden’s Erik Stark produced a brilliant set of runs in the final session of today’s BRM Official Qualifying and will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O ...
F1H2O
2017 DRIVER NEWS
October 1, 2017
ALEX CARELLA PUSHES TO THE LIMIT AND TAKES SENSATIONAL WIN IN LIUZHOU
Sunday, 1 October, LIUZHOU (China): Alex Carella pushed himself to the absolute limits of exhaustion to take a sensational victory in today’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix in Liuzhou.   The Team Abu ...
F1H2O
September 30, 2017
CARELLA SEALS POLE POSITION IN LIUZHOU
Saturday, 30 September, LIUZHOU (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Liuzhou in pole position after producing a stunning set of laps in the ...
F1H2O
September 29, 2017
STARK REMAINS GROUNDED AS HE LOOKS TO PUSH ON IN TITLE CHALLENGE
Friday, 29 September, LIUZHOU (China): Erik Stark’s first win in the UIM F1H2O Championship last time out in Harbin catapulted him into contention in the title race. But the young Swedish ...
F1H2O
August 24, 2017
SWEDE ISSUES ‘STARK’ WARNING TO TITLE RIVALS
Thursday, 24 August: Erik Stark’s victory in Harbin, China, has added further intensity to the 2017 title race with 11 points separating the top four of an intriguing  campaign that can ...
F1H2O
August 13, 2017
STARK STORMS TO MAIDEN GRAND PRIX WIN IN HARBIN
Sunday, 13 August, HARBIN (China): Sweden’s Erik Stark capped a perfect weekend in China by following up his stunning win in yesterday's BRM Official Qualifying with a brilliant drive in ...
F1H2O
August 12, 2017
ERIK STARK TAKES STUNNING POLE IN THRILLING BRM QUALIFYING SESSION IN HARBIN
Saturday, 12 August, HARBIN (China): Sweden’s Erik Stark will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Harbin in pole position after producing a brilliant second run to post the fastest ...
F1H2O
March 17, 2017
STARK JOINS ANDERSSON AT TEAM SWEDEN
Friday, 17 March: Erik Stark has ended months of speculation about where he would surface in 2017 following his departure from Emirates Racing at the end of last season, confirming that he has joined ...
F1H2O
2016 DRIVER GALLERY
2016 DRIVER NEWS
December 8, 2016
SWEDEN'S JONAS ANDERSSON ON POLE IN ABU DHABI
*Sami Selio and Alex Carella’s title bids hit trouble   Thursday, 8 December, ABU DHABI (UAE): Team Sweden’s Jonas Andersson delivered a fantastic final lap in today’s BRM ...
F1H2O
October 1, 2016
A ‘STARK’ CONTRAST TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR!
Saturday, 1 October, LIUZHOU (China): This time last year Emirates Racing’s Erik Stark was sitting in third spot and a title challenger, but a big spill in qualifying in Liuzhou and a hospital ...
F1H2O
May 18, 2016
STARK SAYS ‘IT IS TIME FOR THAT FIRST WIN’
Wednesday, 18 May: Sweden’s Erik Stark is planning an intensive period of testing in his bid to find that extra performance he will need if he is to carry the fight and challenge the current ...
F1H2O
March 2, 2016
SEASON'S FIRST SPIRITED PRACTICE LEADS TO STARK INCIDENT!
Wednesday, 2 March, DUBAI (UAE): If the first unofficial practice to the start of the 2016 season at the inaugural Grand Prix of Dubai is any indication of what we can expect in the next 10 months, ...
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