Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship

Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:33

The Gozo Motorcross Association organised its first round of the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship 2017/18 with riders participating in one of the most challenging and toughest racing ever seen at Ta’ Xħajma Track. Races started at 1pm and the afternoon proved to be an extremely enjoyable experience both for riders and spectators alike. There were two Maltese visiting riders who joined their Gozitan friends in great sportsmanship.

As usual the event was divided into three categories. In Class A , former champion Etienne Bigeni came in first, followed  by Maltese rider Stefan Dimech and Steve Xuereb on his Honda CRF 250cc and respectively.  The three riders fought for 1st place while Keith Bugeja in his debut race with Class A  raced against Robert Spiteri who ended in fourth place followed by Bugeja.

In Category B, Nataniel Camilleri acquired the full 60 points aboard his Yamaha YZ 250cc while  Joseph Luke Gauci and Brandon Slowe achieved the same amount of points which put Slowe  in a advantageous position according to the association’s rules. Godfrey Bigeni followed closely while Jorn Stellini and Frank Xuereb ended in fifth and sixth place respectively.

Class C, had eight riders. Matthew Buttigieg debuted for the first time, and achieved maximum points. Anthony Fenech on a KTM 144cc came in second place and Matthew Spiteri in third place.

The second round of the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship will take place on the 12th of November 2017. Riders are always welcome.

More information can be found on Gozo Motorcross Association

Photos by Charlton Buttigieg

 





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