Motocross Master Classes

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:55

The Gozo Motorcross Association organised a two-day intensive programm of training at Ta’ Xhajma Motocross Track.

Banda Mx is a Ukranian group with MXGP Academy which is affiliated with the International Federation of Motorcycles, FIM.

Nenad Maxim and  Dimtry Asmanov, both professional riders, were responsible for the implimentation  of the classes. They are both European Champions. Asmanov, in particular, who is a 22 year old University student, studying engineering in Kiev, has won the European championship three times. They are both Masters of sports and their knowledge and technique were evident in their ways of tutoring our riders.

The training on Saturday lasted six whole hours, starting at 10am with an intensive physical examination,  cardio-respiratory and metabolic conditioning and balance. Then on Sunday training continued with motocross practice on the track using the riders’ motorbikes.

Maxim explained that motocross is one of the toughest disciplines there is and riders need to be very fit. The sport requires strength and endurance in equal measure for a rider to be able to make it to the chequered flag. He could never stress enough the importance of physical training and good nutrition.

Riders were very satisfied with the quality of the classes. As one rider commented, “ It seems that after listening and watching Dimtry, I know nothing about how to handle my motorbike properly on the track”

At the end of Day 2, GMXP certificates  were awarded to the successful candidates. Mr Frank Xuereb, president of GMA, awarded custom-made plaques to both trainers and thanked them for their dedication and professionalism. Both parties agreed that there will be more collaborative activities and teamwork between Ukraine and Gozo in future.

Dimtry Asmanov will be starting his  journey in the upcoming European Championship 2019, on April 14th.

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