Scerri and Camilleris’ win at Ta Qali, Caruana wins at Mgarr

 

Almost every Sunday has been a busy day for ASMK committee and various members. The 4th Trials Championship event was held on Sunday 16th March at Torri Falka at Zebbieh and the Autocross and Motocross races were held at TA Qali Offroad Motorsport complex at Ta Qali on Wednesday 19th March.

Robert Caruana won the Trials Class A competition held at Torri Falka with just 7 penalty points advantage. Robert who rides a Gas Gas Trials bike on difficult paths on site made several Clean passes and took advantage over his team mates. James Zahra riding a Sherco with 26 penalty points could not beat Caruana’s best and is placed 2nd overall. 3rd place was won by Nick Farrugia on a Beta with 35 points. The course was very technical all the way in every section.

Young Rowen Bonello dominated Class B with a number of Clean sections thus, no penalty points in most sections. In fact.  Rowen earned just 12 points in the whole competition. Joseph Scicluna on a Gas Gas with 38 points is 2nd placed and Manuel Camilleri on a Beta is placed 3rd in Class B.

Racing at Ta Qali on Wednesday 19th March took place on very well finished track surfaces. Competition was so high that no one driver won all the three Heats on the day.

Christian Mark Galea on a Fiat Ritmo, Gordon Johnson on a Peugeot 205, Josef Grech on a Ford Fiesta, Vince Farrugia on a Volkswagen Polo, Manuel Muscat and Ryan Scerri both on Opel Corsa qualified for Class A Finals which carry top ASMK-Pasta Poiatti Championship points. As the Red Lights went Off all six cars accelerated to the first Left hander. Manuel Muscat reached the apex ahead of all but was accidentally hit and spun by the Ritmo of Christian Galea resulting in a six car pack in a place for two. Ryan Scerri on the second Corsa found a gap and raced away thus taking a lead which he kept to the Finish Flag. Grech, Farrugia and Galea followed very close to each other in this formation right to the 9th Lap. Johnson and Muscat retired earlier from the race.

The competitors for Class B were Melo Zammit on a Ford Escort, Jason Martin on a Volkswagen Polo, Ivan Birmingham on a Suzuki Swift, Malcolm Borg on an Opel Corsa, Philip Joe Vella on a Vauxhall Nova and Kurt Sammut on a Ford Ka. At the Start Borg Vella and Zammit made a very good Start in a group of three to the first corner but Vella made his way to the lead. Sammut drew the attention of the spectators as he made pressure and overtook Martin. Soon later Martin fouled Sammut who now has lost his place while Martin wad Warned for his deed. Sammut who now was placed last recovered his position in less than five laps. At the race lead, Vella had little opposition from Zammit who was being challenged for 2nd place by Borg. Soon Vella completed his 9th Lap ahead of Borg and Zammit. Sammut crossed the Finish Line ahead of Martin.

Camilleri brother Clayton and Kyle won their consecutive 4th competition. Clayton rides a KTM and won all his three Heats. Brothers Paul and Trever Muscat finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Paul rides a KTM and Trever rides a 250cc Honda. All Class A and many Class B riders demonstrate beautiful manoeuvres while riding Motocross on the newly refurbished MX Track.

Kyle Camilleri still riding his 85cc Suzuki won all his Heats too. Kyle is demonstrating technical Motocross riding at high level for his young age. French Pierre Jourdan on a 2 stroke 150cc KTM bike is placed 2nd overall with 64 points. Karl Micallef is 3rd placed in Class B on a Honda 250cc with a total of 60 points.

ASMK will be organising the next Enduro event at Fawwara l/o Siggiewi. This event will be held at the Fawwara hard rocks cutting quarry which is also a beautiful place for such events. This Enduro location is made possible by kind permission of quarry owners Polidano Group and Schembri Barbros. Dunlop Tyres (Malta) and Thomas Smith Insurance are also supporting this event.  All necessary permits were granted by the local authorities.

Enduro Registration opens at 9.00am for Trials, Motocross and Enduro bikes. Race Starts at 10.00am. Refreshments and other services will be available on site.

More information can be found at www.asmk.org.mt

 

Photos by DV Photography

Scerri u Camilleri’s jirbhu f’Ta Qali. Caruana jirbah fl-Imgarr

L-Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi kienet impenjativa b’numru t’attivitajiet mill-Kampjonat ASMK Pasta Poaitti 2013/14. Nhar il-Hadd 16 ta Marzu 2014 organizzat ir-raba programm mill-Kampjonat Muturi Trials fil-Barriera ta Torri Falka l-Mgarr u Il-Bierah l-Erbgha 19 ta’ Marzu fil-Kumpless Sportivi tal-Assocjazzjoni f’Ta’Qali kellna ir-raba attivita tal-Muturi Motocross u l-ghaxar attvita bil-karozzi Autocross.

Intant harsa x’gara nhar il-Hadd fil-Barriera Torri Falka fejn giet organizzat attivita ohra mis-sezzjoni Trials fejn fi Klassi A rajna lil veteran Robert Caruana fuq mutur Gas Gas jiddomina din il-klassi ghal l-ewwel darba f’dan l-istagun. Caruana kiseb vantagg tajjeb fl-ewwel erba’ sezzjonijiet tant li nqata mill-kumplament tal-kompetituri l-ohra. Caruana spicca rebah il-gurnata b’7 punti ta’ penalita inqas mis-segwaci tieghu b’total ta’ 19 il-punt. Caruana kien segwit min James Zahra fuq mutur Sherco li matul il-gurnata mar tajjeb f’diversi sezzjonijiet. Zahra spicca l-gurnata b’26 punt ta’ penalita. Fit-tielet post spicca Nick Farrugia fuq mutur Beta b’total ta’ 35 punt ta’ penalita.

Fi Klass B rajna ghal darba ohra lil Rowen Bonello fuq mutur Beta li ddomina din il-klassi. Matul il-gurnata Rowen irnexxilu jaghmel sezzjoni wahda clean fil-waqt li fil-kumplament mar tajjeb hafna tant li ghalaq il-gurnata b’12 il-punt biss ta’ penalita. Rowen kien segwit min Joseph Scicluna fuq mutur Gas Gas li ghalaq il-gurnata b’38 punt ta’ penalita. Fit-tielet post spicca Manuel Camilleri fuq mutur Beta b’total 54 punt ta’ penalita.

Intant il-bierah l-Assocjazzjoni kellha gurnata ohra impenjattiva fejn matul il-gurnata aktar tigrijiet mill-Kampjonati Autocross u Motocross tal-ASMK-Pasta Poiatti. Fuq trakka tajba hafna tal-Autocross il-korsa offriet gurnata kompetitiva hafna fejn hadd ma rrnexielu jirbah il-Heats kollha tal-gurnata biex halliet il-kompetitur f’iktar sfida f’min se jikkwalifika ghal Finali tal-gurnata.

Ghal finali Klassi A kkwalifikaw Christian Mark Galea fuq Fiat Ritmo, Gordon Johnson fuq Peugeot 205, Josef Grech fuq Ford Fiesta, Vince Farrugia fuq Volkswagen Polo, Manuel Muscat u Ryan Scerri it-tnejn fuq Opel Corsa. Mat-tluq ta’ din il-finali rajna lill Galea u l-Muscat jaghmlu hrug tajjeb sa l-ewwel kantuniera. Muscat kien jidher b’sahhtu iktar min Galea tant li ha vantagg quddiem izda Muscat u Galea kellhom kuntatt accidentali fl-ewwel kantuniera u kawza ta’ dan l-incident diversi sewwieqa sabu it-triq restritta ghal ftit sekondi. Scerri kien li rnexxielu jiehu t-tmun ta’ din il-finali segwiet min Grech, Farrugia u Galea rispettivament. L-ewwel erba’ pozizjoniijet baqaw hekk sa tmiem it-tigrija. Scerri iddikjara l-ewwel rebha tieghu f’dan l-istagun. Dan kien segwit min Grech u Farrugia rispettivament. Johnson u Muscat irtiraw mit-tigrija aktar kmieni.

Fi Klassi B ikkwalifikaw Melo Zammit fuq Ford Escort, Jason Martin fuq Volkswagen Polo, Ivan Birmingham fuq Suzuki Swift, Malcom Borg fuq Opel Corsa, Philip Joe Vella fuq Vauxhall Nova u Kurt Sammut fuq Ford Ka. Mat-tluq ta’ din il-finali rajna lil Borg, Vella u Zammit jaghmlu hrug tajjeb hafna tant li sa l-ewwel kantuniera baqghu kollha flimkien izda Vella irnexxielu jiehu t-tmun tal-finali segwiet min Zammit u Borg. L-attenzzjoni marret mill-ewwel fuq Sammut li beda jaghmel pressjoni fuq Martin sakemm Sammut irnexxielu jissuperah. Martin ghamel azzjoni anti-sportiva fuq Sammut u mill-ewwel gie mwissi mir-referee tal-gurnata. Kawza ta’ din l-azzjoni Sammut tilef post u kellu jkompli t-tigrija mill-ahhar izda f’inqas min  hamest dawriet irnexxilu jerga jiehu postu waqt li Borg kompla javvanza fuq Zammit biex il-finali spiccat b’Vella rebbieh, segwit min Borg u Zammit fit-tieni u it-tielet post. Fir-raba post spicca Sammut segwit min Jason Martin.Fis-Sezzjoni Motocross ergjana rajna lil l-ahwa Camilleri jiddominaw iz-zewg klassijiet A u B fejn Clayton Camilleri fuq mutur KTM 250cc rebah il-heats kollha tal-gurnata biex is-sigila rebha ohra f’dan l-istagun segwiet min l-ahwa Muscat Paul u Trever. Paul Muscat spicca fit-tieni post b’66 punt fuq KTM u fit-tielet post dahal Trevor Muscat fuq mutur Honda 250cc li spicca l-gurnata b’60 punt.

Fi Klassi B rajna lil Kyle Camilleri fuq Suzuki 85cc li rebah il-heats kollha tal-gurnata biex ghal darb’ohra irregistra r-raba rebha konsekuttiva f’dan l-istagun. Kyle kien segwit mill-Franciz Pierre Jourdan fuq mutur KTM 150cc b’64 punt u fit-tielet pozizjoni spicca Karl Micallef fuq mutur Honda 250cc b’total ta’ 60 punt.

Intant l-“Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ tkompli l-attivitajiet tahha nhar il-Hadd 23 ta’ Marzu 2014. Din id-darba l-attivita ha ssir barra l-kumpless Sportiv ta’ Ta’ Qali fejn is-sezzjoni Enduro ser tkun qed torganizza r-raba attivita mill-Kampjonat ASMK – Pasta Poaitti 2013/14. L-attivita se terga ssir fil-Barriera tal-Fawwara, grazzi ghal Polidano Group u Schembri Barbros li jaghtu l-opportunita lill-Assocjazzjoni taghna biex taghmel uzu mill-Barriera. Dunlop Tyres u Thomas Smith Insurance ukoll jissapportjaw l-attivita Enduro.

Ir-Registrazzjoni tiftah nhar il-Hadd fid-9:00am waqt li t-tigrija tibda fl-10:00am. Kull min irrid iktar informazzjoni dwar l-attivitajiet ASMK jista jzur is-sit elektroniku www.asmk.org.mt

Rittrati ta’ DV Photography          

Johann Pace
Segretarju Generali
ASMK – Malta

Andrew Pisani fuq Vuaxhall Nova segwiet min Melo Zammit fuq Ford Escort Clayton Camilleri fuq KTM segwiet min Paul Muscat fuq KTM