ASM. Camilleri wins Motocross – Galea wins Autocross

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 13:26

Clayton Camilleri and Stefan Dimech went all the way to Hi-Fly Motocross Track in Sicily when on the 4th November they raced in the ‘MX2-Over 21’Motocross race. This championship is organised by the Italian Motorcycle Federation FMI in Sicily. Clayton and Stefan raced their KTM and Honda 250cc bikes respectively in Hi-Fly Motocross Track. Clayton won the 3rd place podium while Stefan finished 4th in class. These are very good results for our riders when competing on foreign terrain in a High Tech championship. This race consists of a Qualifying and two timed heats of 20 minutes and 2 laps of continuously challenging fellow riders on the soft soil track.

 

Autocross ace driver Patrick Cassar won all the three qualifying heats for the Class ‘A’ Autocross Finals. Christian Galea (Fiat) and Manuel Muscat (Opel) were nearest  to Cassar’s points. They were followed by Matthew Borg (Opel), Vince Farrugia VW Polo and Melo Zammit’s Escort.

Cassar, Galea and Farrugia made a very good start and abreast to each other right up to the first right bend when Galea was penalised by the race referee for performing an un-sporty deed on Cassar. Farrugia took the lead right to the last lap but he surrendered to the pressure generated by both Galea and Borg in the last 300 meters. This resulted in Galea winning the Class A followed by Farrugia, Borg and Cassar.

 

Class B cousins Borg on Nova cars made a good start ahead of Scicluna and battled in these palces right to the Finish Line. Spiteri and Micallef won 4th and 5th place respectively while Ryan Scerri was forced to retire earlier in the race.

 

Twelve riders registered for the Motocross Class A and B Championship races launch. The Class A races were very battled for the lead by the present top riders in this sport. Clayton Camilleri who is also riding Motocross in FMI races on a KTM, won two of the three heats and the Day’s highest points. Stefan Dimech on a Honda CRF followed in 2nd place  while Carmel Borg on a Suzuki RM won 3rd place.

Class B race heats were dominated by young Trever Muscat on a KTM. Trever was fast enough to win all the three heats of the day with a margin af advantage. He was followed by Brandon Cassar (Yamaha) and Gozitan Joseph Bigeni who won 3rd place in class B.

 

Young Glenn Schembri (14 years) is nominated by ASM for the ‘MOC Sports Awards 2012’ for his excellent awards in racing Minimoto in Sicily. Glenn is Runner-up with same points to the F.M.I. Sicily MiniMoto 2012 Championship winner but has one less win. ASM made it possible for Glenn and other Minimoto riders to obtain the necessary Competition Licence and more which resulted in other fellow riders performing very well and winning races in this sport too. This Maltese Team won a several Podium Finishes in each championship race in Sicily.

 

Other race events planned by ASM at the Ta Qali race circuits are as follows:- Next Saturday 17th November – Autocross Class A and B Finals only at 4.00pm

Due to our participation in Paqpaqli ghall Istrina, next Autocross Event is scheduled for Sunday 2nd December from 12.00 noon.

A Moto and Quadbike Enduro event is scheduled for the 8th December and is open to all Enduro Offroad bikers. This will be held at the ASM Racetracks at Ta Qali.

The next ASM Trials Championship is scheduled for the 16th December from 9.00am

More details can be obtained from the ASM Official Website www.asm.com.mt and from president@asm.com.mt andsecretary@asm.com.mt





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