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Drag racing: Three Maltese drivers compete in the United Kingdom

Posted By Sportinmalta On September 23, 2016 @ 10:52 am In Featured,Motorsport,Video | No Comments

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

Three Maltese Drag Racing Drivers competed at Santa Pod in the United Kingdom. The event was the FIA and FIM European Drag Racing Championship. Glenn Borg, Shawn Buttigieg and Duncan Micallef competed in thre different classes.

Duncan Micallef raced his Top Fuel Dragster to the Final when he clocked the 1000 feet at 3.89 seconds and top speed of 312 mph. Now He is following Anita Makela of Finland with a record of 3.87 and Thomas Naatas with 3.88. With this Micallef bet the personal best he acquired only a forthnight ago at Tierp Arena where he clocked 3.91 and top speed of 302 mph, Micallef now holds the record for the fastest lap in the European FIA drag Racing finals and set a new track record for the famous Santa Pod race track in the UK. Anita Makela of Finland won the championship and we can see it run next to Duncan in the attached video.

https://www.facebook.com/ DuncanMicallefMalteseTopFuelDr iver/videos/997628023679346/

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Malti

Tlett xufiera Maltin Glenn Borg, Shawn Buttigieg u Duncan Micallef kienu impenjati fil-finali tal-kampjonat Ewropew  li kienet organizzata mill-FIA u l-FIM ġewwa it-trakka ta’ Santa Pod fl-Ingilterra.

Duncan Micallef li saq fil-klassi magħrufa bħalha ‘Top Fuel Dragster’ kiseb suċċess kbir meta għamel l-elf pied tiegħu f’ħin ta’ rekord personali għalih ta’ 3.89 sekondi u veloċita’ ta’ 312 mil fis-siegħa. Issa Micallef qiegħed it-tielet l-iktar xufier veloċi tal-Ewropa wara Anita Makela tal-Finlandja li għandha record ta’ 3.87 sekondi u Thomas Naatas li għandu rekord ta’ 3.88 sekondi. B’dan Micallef huwa uffiċjalment it-tielet l-iktar sewwieq veloċi ġewwa l-Ewropa, l-iktar xufier veloċi li qatt rat it-trakka ta’ Santa Pod u l-iktar sewwieq veloċi li qatt saq fil-finali tal-kampjonat Ewropew tal-kwart ta’ mil. Il-Kampjonat ġie mirbuħ minn Anita Makela tal-Finlandja li fil-video qiegħdin narawha issuq ħdejn Duncan.

B’dan ir-riżultat Micallef kisser rekord personali ieħor tiegħu li kiseb ħmistax il-ġurnata biss ilu ġewwa l-Arena ta’ Tierp fl-Iżvezja fejn kien għamel ħin ta’ 3.91 sekondi.

https://www.facebook.com/ DuncanMicallefMalteseTopFuelDr iver/videos/997628023679346/

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Gallery

Duncan Micallef

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