Gozo Motocross Association Championship – Round 5

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 15:26

The Gozo Motorcross Association organised its fifth round of the championship 2020-fuelledbyenemed at Ta’ Xħajma Track. Races started at 1pm.

It was the perfect day for racing today in which the Gozitan riders and committee members greeted British top rider Paul Croxon. This has been a very special event for the GMA at Ta Xhajma Motocross Track.

The day started with a challenging race composed of Class A and B combined. Paul Croxon and Steve Xuereb both had a good start followed by Daniel Portelli, Robert Spiteri and Jorn Stellini. Xuereb who obtained maximum points came in first place while Croxon followed in second place. All riders put on a great show and the audience marvelled at their incredible stamina and determination.

Class B was just as challenging with Daniel Portelli on his KTM 250cc acquiring the highest number of points, therefore finishing first. He was followed by Robert Spiteri and Jorn Stellini respectively.

In Class C, Matthew Zammit achieved full points as well. Silvan Caruana came in second place and Isaac Bartolo placed third. Meanwhile in Class D Mark Camilleri did very well winning second place. Jurgen Attard headed this class also with maximum points. Steve Cassar followed in third place.

The Cliff Barton Memorial Race was won by Steve Xuereb.

Scott Donovan, GMA training coach, presented the trophies sponsored by Vince Grima at Grima Service Station & Grima Fuel Supplies to the winners. Donavan donated Wulf caps and gloves to the lucky riders and said that the twinning between Gozo and the UK will certainly continue in the future and the riders who work the hardest at their motocross skills will have a chance to ride with the best in England. Frank Xuereb, president of the GMA, thanked Julie Barton, wife of the late Motocross legend, Cliff Barton, by also sending GMA keepsakes back to her in the UK. He presented a plaque by Joe Attard at Artex Laser Cutting to Paul Croxon and thanked him for his collaboration and participation. He commended Croxon, who usually rides 450cc bikes, for his professionalism and pointed out that he is not used to the size of the Gozitan track, which makes riding twice as harder. He urged Steve Xuereb and Robert Spiteri to work hard because the terrain and size of the British track are nowhere near our own. British and European competitions house thirty or more riders at one go.

Gozo Motocross Association would like to thank CVC for their constant support by filming today’s event which will later feature in SportGhawdex on TVM2, presented by John Busuttil, every Monday at 19:00.

The quarter-finals of the Gozo Motocross Championship 2020 will be held on 8th March 2020.

The association encourages and welcomes new riders.

One can also visit the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/gmagozzo for regular updates.

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