Motorsport: Duncan Micallef nominated for Sportsman of Year 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 14:45

Gavin Muscat

The Malta Motorsport Federation, and The Malta Drag Racing Association have nominated  Duncan Micallef for the title of the Sportsman Of Year 2017

After a brilliant career in football where until the age of twenty-one Duncan represented Malta several times began to practice the sport of karting and later continued in Drag racing. In two thousand and sixteen Duncan Micallef member of the Maltese Drag Racing Association competed in the highest class of the European Drag Racing Championship organized by the FIA in which the Malta Motorsport Federation is affiliated.

The first notable success for Duncan came when after one years not competing, on August 28 in the Tierp Arena Racetrack in Sweden he made his best personal time ever as well as in the entire chanpionship, when drove a thousand feet in 3.913 seconds in his Top Fuel Dragster.

The Championship and successes continued in the popular Santa Pod Racetrack in England after just fifteen days of that in Sweden. Once again Duncan broke his recently acquired own record, that of the champioship and now the record of the fastest Top Fuel Dragster ever in the fifty years of history of Santa Pod Raceway when drove the thousand feet with his Top Fuel dragster in 3.896 seconds with a maximum speed of 312 miles per hour.

This is huge success that Duncan made for himself, for our country at European and international level and Micallef is currently the fastest male driver in Europe.

The Malta Drag Racing Association said, its member Duncan Micallef competed several times in the highest class of Drag Racing this being the fastest sport in the world, even faster than Formula One .

The association explained that on August 28 in Sweden Duncan made his personal best time of his career as well as of the entire championship when he drove a thousand feet in 3.913 seconds . Fifteen days later Duncan drove in the final of the championship at Santa Pod in England. Here again Duncan broke his personal record, the championship record as well as therecord of Santa Pod Raceway on its fiftyth anniversary. This was a great success and a huge celebration for the about two hundred Maltese fans that travelled to London to watch Duncan in the final. Duncan drove a thousand feet with his Top Fuel dragster in 3.896 seconds with a maximum speed of 312 miles per hour.

Duncan is a very exemplary member of the association, dedicated and responsible immensely and made for himself a great personal success, for our country and our association.

On behalf of the Malta Motorsport Federation, the Malta Drag Racing Association and the whole community of Motorsport in Malta we would like to congratulate Duncan Micallef for his nomination and wish him to be chosen as the Sportsman of the Year 2017.

Duncan Micallef





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