ASM Pasta Poiatti Championships opening next Sunday

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 14:05

On Sunday 7th October the ASM will wave the Start Flag for another series of Autocross, Motocross, Trials and Quad Bikes National Championship races at the ASM Racing Circuits at Ta’ Qali.


The racetracks and spectator areas preparations needed intensive hard work to refurbish the damage to the Motocross Race Track and less work is involved on the Autocross track. All major repairs have been carried out thanks to Central Asphalt Ltd, the Ministry of Resources and Environment and much labour hours by dedicated ASM volunteers who also worked long hours on site in the heat of summer.

Minor refinishing touches will be finished in no time.


For another consecutive year ASM & Pasta Poiatti will be sponsoring the new season’s races. The Motocross Championships A & B will be run on eight (8) events while that of the Autocross will be run on fifteen (15) events with three track configurations.


By this time of the year most of the cars have been refurbished and they will be presented in new colours. New driver will be seen on the Starters’ List too.

Some of the motocross riders have already done a numbers of hours of Practice on the newly modified track. Four riders are expected to compete in the Sicilian F.M.I. Regional Motocross Championship in Siracusa and Agrigento.


New riders are welcome when they will be given the basic skills of Motocross. The Trials practical sessions for newcomers are currently held on Saturday afternoons from 3.00pm onwards. Tuition for Trials bikers are in the good hands of John and Edward Bonello who have long experience in Trials competitions both locally and abroad.


Gozo Autocross and Motocross drivers and riders are expected to participate in each Sunday’s event. There are some really good riders in the sister Island of Gozo who cross the Maltese Channel to compete in the ASM Championship events. Motocross riders compete both in the 125cc and in the 250cc classes which are almost in-line with FMI MX2 specs. This year’s Class A is expected to be highly competitive between riders.


The Sunday 7th October event consists of both Autocross and Motocross races. These will be enough Heats to fill the hours from 1.00pm till sunset.

Parking for the spectators is available for free just outside the premises. Children under 14 years enter for free if accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Motocross Class ‘A’ Riders Clayton Camilleri and Carmel Borg will be running with Numbers 1 and 2 respectively as they are the present Championship Winner and Runner-up while numbers 1, 2 & 3 will be displayed on the Autocross Fiat Ritmo of Christian Mark Galea, on the Opel of Patrick Cassar and on the Opel of Emm. Muscat


This first Autocross and Motocross National Championship event is scheduled to start at 13.00 hours on Sunday 7thOctober.


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