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ASMK: Cars and bikes racing in Malta, Gozo and Sicily

Posted By Sportinmalta On October 21, 2014 @ 8:30 am In Featured,Motorsport | No Comments

On Sunday 12th October 2014 the “Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi” opened the 2014/15 season ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Championships. The first activity was that by the Enduro Section for Offroad Motorcycles. This event was held inside inside a rock-cutting quarry in Fawwara and it was made possible thanks to the site owners Schembri Barbro and Polidano Group for their continued support to ASMK.

 

25 Enduro and Motocross riders registered for this Enduro event and were divided into two classes: – those in Class A for motorcycles under 250cc and Class B for motorcycles Over 250cc engine capacity. The temporary laid course was 3.8 kilometers long and included tracks mainly used by quarry machinery, foot paths and rainwater filled channels and pools amongst other terrain.

 

The competition against the clock mainly between the leading competitors in both class ‘A’ and ‘B’ was high but an interesting one during the day’s three races. Carmelo Borg on a Suzuki Motorcycle battled to beat Joseph Scicluna time on Honda in Class A. Scicluna registered a time of 5 minutes 27.34 seconds while Borg registered a close time of 5 minutes 27.74 seconds. Scicluna closed the day in first place followed by Borg while third place was won by Edward Ciantar on a Kawasaki with a best time of 5 minutes 41.22 seconds.

 

Last Season’s winners competed in Class B where bikers compete with motors larger than 250cc. Matthew Gauci on 2T KTM 300cc motorcycle registering his best time of the day with 5 minutes 16.39 seconds. This result made him win this class ahead of his best competitor James Zahra on 4T Yamaha 250cc motorcycle. Zahra registered his best time of 5 minutes 21.35 seconds and won second place in this class. Third place was won by Alex Sant Fournier who battled hard on his KTM 450cc with his best time of the day at 5 minutes 32.10 seconds.

 

The ‘Overall Classification’ of the Day was awarded Matthew Gauci 1st Overall as he recorded his best overall time though in Class B. Gauci also won the first 20 points awarded for this season’s Enduro Championship 1st place. Runner-up James Zahra registered the second best time of the day while Joseph Scicluna and Carmel Borg both of Class A won the third and fourth best places Overall too.

The next Enduro Championship event is scheduled to be held on Sunday 9 November 2014 at the ASMK Sports complex at Ta’Qali. This event is also open to non-ASMK members.

 

Meanwhile during this coming week the Association is very committed with regards to the Autocross cars as all cars must be re-inspected for safety standards and conformity with the Regulations by the ASMK Scrutineer’s to be able to compete in next Sunday’s 19th October first Autocross Championship event. New drivers and cars together with established drivers of all ages are expected to participate in the 2014-15 National Autocross Championship held at Ta Qali Motor Sport Racing Circuits complex.

First races on Sunday start at noon with Warm-up Laps followed by 3 Heats and 2 Finals for Class A and Class B drivers.

 

In addition to the Autocross event at Ta Qali on Sunday 19th the Trials bikers will be riding their first 2014-15 Championship competition at the Blokrete Ltd Quarry in Naxxar. Registration takes place on site and the 1st Sections starts at 09. 00hrs. Here are classes for novices/beginners to the sport and another for Experienced Trials riders.

Also on Sunday 19th October the ASMK Motocross riders will be riding a competition in Gozo in a ‘Pre-Championship Race’. This race is made possible after the Nadur track has been re-furbished by ASMK during the construction of a temporary Autocross track last September. The race in Nadur Gozo welcomes all Maltese and Gozo Motocross riders to participate in this event which is due to start at noon on Sunday 19th October.

Also next Sunday 19th October, FMI Licenced Enduro Riders Andrew Cassar and Mathieu Salomon will be competing in a Special Enduro competition as a ‘2 men Team’. This event held in Marina di Ragusa (SR) is named “2 Ore di Coppie” and is organised by Moto club Scicli – Ragusa.

More information about the ASMK events, results and events photos are available at www.asmk.org.mt.


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