Autocross and Motocross Races on Sunday 5th at Ta Qali

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 22:53

Gavin Muscat

On Sunday 5th March the Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will be organizing the fourth event of the ASMK & Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 National Championships. The Autocross and Motocross will be participating in this event. Also included in the day’s program ASMK will be holding a Flat Track Motorcycle Race where a number of specially equipped motorcycles will be doing their first races on the Autocross track. This will be happening as a trial race and if successful the Association willing be considering to organize more competitive events for these bikers too. The day’ program starts at 11: 00am.

Meanwhile on Sunday 26th February the Association organized the 2nd Trials event for Trials Motorcycles. This event took place in a Quarry in Fawwara limits of Siggiewi where 10 Trials competitors challenged the natural obstacles set on the day. They were divided into two classes, one for novices and another class for expert riders.

In Class A riders Damon Bonello and Antonio Leonardi both on Gas Gas motorbikes and Rowen Bonello on Beta were battling between them to top up the score board. During the first section of riding over natural terrain Damon and Leonardi gained equal in points but in the second section Leonardi just fell back and Rowen entered the scene following Damon. The battle for the lead continued during the third section where the three Riders performed a ‘CLEAN’ section. From the fourth section onwards Damon made every effort to defend the lead of this class and he managed to finish the day with Clean rides in the last three sections on the day. Thus, Damon was declared winner of the day and followed by Leonardi in 2nd place. Third place was won by Rowen while Nick Farrugia on a Gas Gas placed 4th in Class.

In Class B Tony Curmi on a Beta and Manuel Camilleri on a Gas Gas battled for the lead although in several sections they gained equal points.  Curmi performed well in the second and third sections and gained the lead in this class. Finally Curmi won this Class with only 36 penalty points to Camilleri with 44 points of penalty. Dennis Grech on his Sherco motorcycle placed third in Class B.

Meanwhile a slight look at the Autocross Classification after three events in the Modified Class we find that Gordon Johnson on Opel Corsa is leading this class with 74 points. He is followed by Philip Joe Vella on his Opel Corsa with 65 points. Karl Micallef on Ford Fiesta and the Opel Corsa of Joseph Micallef are both placed 3rd with 62 points each.

In the Autocross Standard Class the game is very hot as the first three competitors are very close to each other in the points total. We find that the Citroen AX driven by Deane Farrugia tops the scale with 25 points. Ian Fenech on another Citroen AX is placed 2nd with 24 points while third placed Nicovich Chircop on his Peugeot 206 gained 22 points so far. Fourth place is occupied by two competitors – Melvin Buttigieg on his Citroen AX and Scicluna Karl on his Peugeot 106 both have 19 points each.

Further information can be found on the website of the Association named www.asmk.org.mt and in the Facebook pages named A.S.M.K. Malta or Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. One can also contact us by email info@asmk.org.mt or on 9942 5489.

Photos by Mario Micallef

Ian Scicluna fuq Beta

Manuel Camilleri fuq Gas Gas





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