Last weekend was a demanding one for Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) with two main activities. One took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 consisted of Motocross and Autocross Motor races while on Sunday morning 18th June 2017 the Association organized an Enduro Motorcycle event. This particular event closed the first National Championship from the four that ASMK has organized this season while being sponsored by ASMK and Pasta Poiatti for 2016/2017.
Meanwhile on Saturday 17th June the seventh Motocross program and the ninth Autocross program were organized with a total of 42 competitors. Late in the afternoon the motocross program began. In Class A we saw a competitive race between Clayton Camilleri and Paul Muscat, both on KTM motorcycles. On the first official day’s race we saw Muscat making a good start, took the lead and continued defending his position until the end of the race while Camilleri Camilleri and David Dimech on a Honda motorcycle followed in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

The Second race by the same competitors we again saw a very good start from Muscat who again took the lead of the race but immediately Camilleri began putting pressure on Muscat until in the third lap Camilleri was able to take the lead and kept it up to the finish line. The Final Result of the day shows: – Camilleri is Class A winner followed by Muscat and Dimech respectively.
Other results from the Motocross riders were: – In Class B we had Ryan Faenza on Yamaha winning this class followed by Ludvick Muscat on a Honda. Third place winner is young Mark Mamo on a Yamaha while fourth place was won by young Michael Sant riding a Honda motorcycle.
In Class C we saw Joseph Azzopardi riding a Yamaha and winning this class. Luke Sheldon on Kawasaki won 2nd place. In the Veterans Class we saw Paul Deguara on a KTM motorcycle winning this class followed by brothers Sant William and Jethro, who finished the day in the second and third places respectively. Fourth place winner is Vince Agius on a Yamaha.
Also on Saturday 17th June at about 7.00pm the President of Malta Her Ecc. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca paid an Official visit at ASMK Ta Qali Sport Complex while ASMK motorsport was in progress. During this visit the President of Malta met with the Association Executive officers, with the members/competitors of the Association and took the opportunity to thank everybody who contributed and gave his share towards the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The president stressed that as the rate of cancerous diseases is growing the need for funds claims grows at a remarkable rate.
The President of the Association Mr. Frans Deguara presented the sum of € 1680.00 to the President of Malta. Such funds were collected last January during an event held which is normally held on the last Sunday before Christmas but due to bad weather in that time this event was held in January 2017. Mr Deguara said that this is the 22nd consecutive year that the ASMK Association organized an activity in favour of the MCCF Foundation and is expected to continue doing so in the coming years. Following this ceremony, the President of Malta did some time watching the motorsports organized by the ASMK in this complex.
In the meantime the Association continued with the evening’s program run under artificial light thus illuminating the Autocross race track. The car program included the Autocross Modified and the Standard class. During the Heats of the day we saw Karl Micallef on Ford Fiesta and Gordon Johnson on his Opel Corsa win the highest points of the day to seal their place in the Class A final. Other drivers who qualified were Vince Farrugia on a VW Polo, Jean Paul Grech on a Peugeot 106, Joseph Micallef and Terence Azzopardi both on Opel Corsa cars.
Despite the final race result, the Committee suspended the result as being final until the Disciplinary Board meets and decides on an incident occurring during this same race final. Earlier in the week the same board also had to meet to decide on another case that happened on the 21st May 2017 during the Standard Class race Final where the same board suspended Johann Vella a competitor on an Opel Nova car after it turned out that this driver breached to the Autocross regulations. So much so Vella has lost his final result of the 21st of May as well as being suspended for another activity. The Disciplinary Board is expected to decide on the last case in the coming days.
Other results from the Autocross Section showed that in the Final Class B of the Autocross Modified we had the following results: – first place winner is Chris Aqulina on an Opel Corsa followed by Andrew Pisani on a Vauxhall Nova and Jurgen Mallia on a Honda Civic. Fourth place was won by Jonathan Vella on a Ford Fiesta.
From the Autocross Standard Final we had the following results: – Melvin Buttigieg on Citroen AX won this final followed by Nicovich Chircop on Peugeot 106 and Deane Farrugia on Citroen AX. Fourth place post is Karl Scicluna on Peugeot 106.
Meanwhile the next event is expected on Saturday July 1st 2017 with the Autocross Cars starting at around 7.00pm and Motocross and Trials program starting at 3:00 p.m.
More information can be found on the website of the Association www.asmk.org.mt or in the Facebook pages named A.S.M.K. Malta or Association Sport Motorcycles and Cars. You can contact email info@asmk.org.mt
Photos by Mario Micallef


L-E.T. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca izzur l-ASMK f’Ta’Qali
Tmiem il-Gimgha li ghaddiet kien wiehed impenjattiv ghal l-Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi b’zewg attivitajiet. Wahda saret is-Sibt 17 ta’ Gunju 2017 liema program kien jikkonsisti fit-tigrijiet bil-Muturi Motocross u Karozzi Autocross filwaqt li l-ghada l-Hadd 18 ta’ Gunju 2017 l-Assocjazzjoni organizzat attivita bil-Muturi Enduro. Din ghalqet l-ewwel Kampjonat Nazzjonali min erba li l-ASMK ghanda f’dan l-istagun, kollha sponsorjati mid-ditta ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017.
Intant nhar is-Sibt 17 ta’ Gunju gie organizzat is-seba program bil-Muturi Motocross u d-disa program bil-karozzi Autocross b’total ta 42 kompetituri li irregistraw. Tard wara nofsinhar beda l-program bil-muturi fejn fi Klassi A rajna taqtija kompetittiva bejn Clayton Camilleri u Paul Muscat, it-tnejn fuq muturi KTM. Fl-ewwel tigrija ufficjali tal-gurnata rajna lill Muscat jaghmel bidu tajjeb tant li mar mill-ewwel fuq quddiem u baqa jiddefendi l-pozizjoni tieghu sal-ahhar biex spicca rebah din it-tigrija segwiet minn Camilleri u David Dimech fuq mutur Honda.
Fit-Tieni tigrija rajna ghall darba ohra hrug tajjeb minn Muscat tant li dan ha t-tmun tat-tigrija mill-ewwel segwit minn Camilleri b’dan tal-ahhar mill-ewwel beda jaghmel pressjoni fuq Muscat sakemm fit-tielet dawra Camilleri irnexielu jiehu l-ewwel pozizjoni u baqgha jiddefendiha sal-ahhar. Rizultat finali tal-gunrata:- Camilleri rebbieh ta Klassi A segwit minn Muscat u Dimech rispettivament.
Rizultati ohra mill-Muturi Motocross kienu dawn:- Fi Klassi B kellna lill Ryan Faenza fuq Mutur Yamaha jirbah din il-klassi segwit minn Ludvick Muscat fuq mutur Honda. Fit-tielet post spicca Mark Mamo fuq mutur Yamaha filwaqt li fir-raba post spicca Michael Sant fuq mutur Honda.
Fi Klassi C rajna lil Joseph Azzopardi fuq mutur Yamaha jirbah din il-klassi segwit minn Luke Sheldon fuq Kawasaki. Fil-Klassi Veterans rajna lill Paul Deguara fuq mutur KTM jirbah din il-klassi segwit mill-ahwa Sant William u Jethro li spiccaw il-gurnata fit-tieni u fit-tielet post rispettivament. Fir-raba post dahal Vince Agius fuq mutur Yamaha.
Ghall habta tas-Seba (7) ta fil-ghaxija l-Assocjazzjoni kellha zjara ufficjali mill-Eccellenza taghha l-President ta’ Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. Matul din iz-zjara il-President ta Malta iltaqghat mal-Ezekuttiv u l-membri tal-Assocjazzjoni kif ukoll ghamlet kelmtejn tal-okkazzjoni fejn irringrazzjat lil kull min jghati sehem tieghu biex il-Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation inkomplu inzommuha hajja halli tkun tista’ tghin lill kull persuna li jkollha bzonn l-ghajuna u din tinghata mill-ewwel. Il-President sahqet li r-rata tal-mard tal-kankru qed tikber u meta r-rata tal-mard tikber it-talbiet ikomplu jizdiedu. Il-President tal-Assocjazzjoni Sur Frans Deguara prezenta lill President ta’ Malta is-somma ta €1680.00 li ngabru waqt attivita f’Jannar li ghadda li normalment issir l-ahhar Hadd qabel il-Milied izda minhabba l-maltemp din id-darba l-attivita saret f’Jannar 2017. Is-Sur Deguara qal li din hija 22 is-sena li l-Ghaqda ASMK organizzat attivita b’risq MCCF Foundation u mistennija tkompli taghmel dan fis-snin li gejjin. Wara din ic-cerimonja l-President ta’ Malta ghamlet ftit hin is-segwi l-isports li jigi organizzat mill-ASMK f’dan il-kumpless.
Intant l-Assocjazzjoni kompliet bil-program fejn taht id-dawl artificjali li jddawwal il-korsa tal-karozzi Autocross inghata bidu tal-programm tal-karozzi fejn rajna iz-zewg klassijiet dik tal-Autocross Modified u tal-klassi Standard jikkompetu. Matul il-Heats tal-gurnata rajna lil Karl Micallef fuq Ford Fiesta u Gordon Johnson fuq Opel Corsa jirbhu l-ghola puntegg tal-gurnata biex issigillaw posthom fil-finali Klassi A. Ma dawn ikkwalifikaw Vince Farrugia fuq VW Polo, Jean Paul Grech fuq Peugeot 106, Joseph Micallef u Terenace Azzopardi it-tnejn fuq Opel Corsa.
Minkejja li finali diga saret il-Kumitat zamm ir-rizultat milli jkun finali sakemm jiltaqgha l-Bord tad-Dixxiplina u jiddecidi fuq incident li gara waqt l-istess finali. l-istess bord ukoll kellu jintaqa qabel din l-attvita biex jigi deciz kaz iehor li gara fil-21 ta’ Mejju 2017 waqt il-finali Klassi Autocross Standard fejn l-istess board issospenda lill Johann Vella kompetitur b’karozza Opel Nova wara li rrizulta li dan kellu sewqan mhux skond ir-regolamenti Autocross. Daqstant Vella spicca tilef ir-rizultat finali tal-21 ta’ Mejju kif ukoll gie sospiz min attivita ohra tal-kampjonat. Il-Board tad-dixxiplina mistenni jiddecidi fuq l-ahhar kaz fil-jiem li gejjin.
Rizultati ohra li kellna mis-Sezzjoni Autocross rajna li fil-Finali Klassi B Autocross Modified kellna dawn ir-rizultati:- fl-ewwel post spicca Chris Aqulina fuq Opel Corsa segwit minn Andrew Pisani fuq Vauxhall Nova u Jurgen Mallia fuq Honda Civic. Fir-raba post dahal Jonathan Vella fuq Ford Fiesta.
Mill-Finali Autocross Standard kellna dawn ir-rizultati:- Melvin Buttigieg fuq Citroen AX rebah din il-finali segwit minn Nicovich Chircop fuq Peugeot 106 u Deane Farrugia fuq Citroen AX. Fir-raba post dahal Karl Scicluna fuq Peugeot 106.
Intant l-attivita li jmiss mistennija nhar is-Sibt 1 ta’ Lulju 2017 bil-Karozzi Autocross u l-Muturi Motocross u Trials. Il-programm jibda fit-3:00pm.
Iktar informazzjoni wiehed jista jsibha fis-sit elettroniku tal-Assocjazzjoni www.asmk.org.mt jew fil-pagni Facebook bl-isem A.S.M.K. Malta jew Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. Wiehed jista jaghmel kuntatt bl-email info@asmk.org.mt
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ASMK – Malta