Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship Finals 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:39

The Gozo Motocross Championship has come to an end as riders hit the track with enthusiastic and challenging attitudes for the last time this season. As a large crowd gathered at Ta’ Xhajma Track, everyone was on edge as soon as the races began. Spectators witnessed the most exciting races as they watched riders challenging themselves to hold on to their placing or perhaps overtake their opponents.

An emotional moment was when David Dimech in Class A won the three heats, surpassing the 374 points that Steve Xuereb had achieved up to the semi-final. Xuereb had to miss the final races due to an unfortunate incident earlier that week. So David Dimech, riding a 300cc Sherco is the Champion in Class A and Overall Champion in the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship 2019 with 390 points. Glenn Vella is Champion in Class B with 434 points while Jorn Stellini is Champion in Class with 454 points. Stellini was also champion in 2015-16. Newcomer David Mercieca won Class D with 421 points. The GMA presented tokens to all rider members. The award “Most promising Rider 2019″ was given to Isaac Bartolo. MX Banda CEO Maxim Nenad said that Bartolo has potential. Frank Xuereb presented the Frank Bruno Motocross Award to Steve Xuereb for his dedication , discipline and hard work towards the sport. Frank Xuereb and VickyAnn Xuereb where both given tokens of appreciation from the riders themselves for their dediaction and hard work towards Motocross in Gozo. Sean Michael Daly, chairman of Gozo Sports Board awarded trophies to the winners of the the day.

In Class A David Dimech came in first followed by Matthew Gauci. Robert Spiteri won first place and Glenn Vella came in second. In class C Daniel Portelli was first followed by Jorn Stellini . Godfrey Bigeni came in third.Isaac Bartolo won class D. David Mercieca was second and Anthony Fenech third. Other riders of Class D were also awarded with Jurgen coming in first followed by Steve Cassar and Raymond caruana respectively. They were given trophies sponsored by Alex Debono Sports Experience Trophies & Awards

The Gozo Motocross Association would like to thank its main sponsor Yamaha GasanZammit Motors Ltd. without whom this Championship would not be possible. Also we appreciate the support of Ravenol Oil & Lubricants by Galea General Services LTD, DBar Restaurant, JD cycles, Wenzu Mercieca at Mezzan Garage, J&R, High Revs Motorcycles Victoria, Gozo Creations Signs & Graphics, Vince Grima at Grima Service Station and Grima Fuel Supplies, Alex Debono Sports Experience Trophies & Awards. O’Neal Malta presented vouchers to the champions. Thank you Joseph Cordina and Manuel Mizzi. Special thanks to Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana and the Ministry for Gozo together with Gozo Sports Board. Also thanks to Alain Salvaryary who is always attentive to our photographic needs and the E.R.R.C. for being there for us each time. Finally Frank Bruno, president of GMA promised to continue to work hard towards the progress of Motocross in Gozo.

In the wake of the closing of the season, GMA has two more events coming up soon. The 4th edition of the Gozo Enduro Rally will take place on Satuirday 11th May 2019 at Xwejni Gozo.  Races will start at 11am.

Meanwhile, the other event is the Gozo Moto Fest which will be held at the Horse racing track, on 2nd June 2019. This event, starting from 11am onwards, promises to provide the best entertainment in Enduro and Motocross tracking as riders compete against each other in a series of flat racing. This event will be particulary interesting because it will also incorporate Autocross racing. More information will be given later.

More information is to be found on Facebook – Gozo Motocross Association.

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