Gozo Motocross Championship Finals 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 9:55

Gozo Motocross Championship 2020-fulledby Enemed is dedicated to all the loyal motocrossers who came through to the end of the season 2020 – following Covid19 . In every sport, especially motocross, giving up is not an issue. And so it is, in Gozitan motocross.

The Gozo Motocross Championship 2020 came to an end on Sunday 28th June, as riders hit the track with enthuastic and challenging attitudes for the last time this season. As a large crowd gathered at Ta Xhajma Track, everyone was on edge as soon as the races began at 5:00pm. Spectators witnessed the most exciting races as they watched riders challenging themselves to hold on to their placing or perhaps overtake their opponents.

An emotional moment was when Steve Xuereb hit the record amount of points as he achieved maximum points in all of the heats throughout the whole championship. He hit the 480 mark and ultimately became Champion in Class A and overall GMC Champion 2020.

Daniel Portelli became Champion in Class B following his 4 point victory over Robert Spiteri, last Sunday,  during the semi-finals. Meanwhile everything was also very unsure in Class C as last year’s Promising Rider award winner, Isaac Bartolo, was beaten by Sylvan Caruana by 31 points. Caruana is now champion in Class C. Jurgen Attard won Class D with 456 points and thus became champion.

The GMA president Frank Xuereb presented all member riders with branded mugs done by Etienne Micallef at Malta Cadets Corps. The award “Most promising Rider 2019″, sponsored by Alex Debono at Sports Experience Trophies & Awards, was given to 15 year old Mark Camilleri. Frank Xuereb also presented the “Frank Bruno Motocross Award”, an original, artistic trophy created by Steve Xuereb,  to Anthony Fenech for his dedication and discipline in motocross. Frank Xuereb and VickyAnn Xuereb where both given tokens of appreciation from the riders themselves for their dedication and hard work towards the Motocross in Gozo. Michael Vonbrockdorf of Throttle & gear Co. Ltd., who sponsored  the Finals racing day, presented the trophies to the winners of the day.

Sports Experience Trophies & Awards also sponsored the Champions shield which as of 2019, will hold the names of the four winners of each and every season.

Meanwhile the Hon. Clint Camilleri, Minister for Gozo, honored us with his presence and presented the Champions with four beautiful Victory trophies. He commended and applauded the GMA efforts at bringing forward this incredible sports in Gozo and promised to assist in any way possible to continue making motocross accessible and agreeable to many more adoloscents and children who are thinking of taking up the sport.

The Gozo Motocross Association would like to thank its main sponsor Enemed without whom this Championship would not have been possible. Also we appreciate the support of Yamaha at GasanZammit Motors Ltd.,  Ravenol Oil & Lubricants by Galea General Services LTD, DBar Restaurant, J&D cycles, Wenzu Mercieca at Mezzan Garage, J&R auto parts, GozoCreations Signs & Graphics, Vince Grima at Grima Service Station and Grima Fuel Supplies, Anthony Fenech at Service with a Smile on Time, Trottle & gear Co. Ltd. with O’Neal, Casual Bikers,  Alex Debono Sports Experience Trophies & Awards.

Thanks to Alvin Scicluna at CVC Media and John Busuttil from Sport Ghawdex.

Also thanks to liliana Xuereb who is always attentive to our photographic needs and the E.R.R.C. for being there for us each time. Finally Frank Bruno, president of GMA promised to continue to work towards the progress of Motocross in Gozo.

The 2020 Finals of the Gozo Motocross Championship-fuelledby Enemed will be featured on Sport Ghawdex on TVM2 soon.

The new racing season, Championship 2021, will commence in September ’20.

More information is to be found on fb page – Gozo Motocross Association.

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