On Sunday 2 April 2017 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ will continue with its Motorsport events from the ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 National Championship. This time the Trials bikers will be organizing their third event in a quarry named ‘Tal-Qassis’ at Hondoq ir-Rummien in Qala, Gozo. The event starts at 10: 00am. Trials bikers from Gozo are invited and welcome to compete in this event as well.
Meanwhile, on Sunday 26 March 2017 at the Ta Qali Sport Complex, ASMK organized the fifth Autocross event on an Unti-clockwise track direction. For this event 27 competitors registered while being divided into two classes, that for the Modified and Standard classes.
During the Heats of the day no one managed to win all the 3 Qualifying Heats but Gordon Johnson and Philip Joe Vella both on Opel Corsa cars stood out as they were the only two competitors winning the highest points scores in the Heats thus sealing their place in the Class A 9 Laps Final Race. Jean Paul Grech on Puegoet 106, Matthew Borg on a Vauxhall Nova, Terence Azzopardi and James Micallef both on Opel Corsa cars also qualified for this Class A Final on the 6 cars Start Grid.
Right from the Start of the Final Race Vella and Johnson made an excellent Start Launch but Vella managed to take the lead up to the first corner while Johnson and Micallef followed close by. The focus turned on Johnson who was making pressure on Vella on each and every corner but Vella resisted the pressure very well from Johnson which resulted in Vella winning this tough nine Laps Race Final ahead of Johnson. Third place finisher was won by Borg who was closely followed by Micallef and Azzopardi. Grech finished in 6th palce as he had to withdraw from the race because of mechanical damage to the car.
The Class B Finals qualifiers were Karl Micallef on a Ford Fiesta, the Volkswagen Polo of Jason Martin, Ryan Scicluna and Jonathan Vella both on a Ford Fiesta, the Fiat Punto of Noel Zammit and Alan Muscat on his Peugeot 205. Right from the Launch of this final we saw a good start from Muscat, Scicluna and Micallef but Scicluna managed to to take the helm of this final. Micallef and Muscat followed very close by. Scicluna defended his place during the Nine Laps of the race while demonstrating fast and accurate driving on the dirt track surface. This final results declares Scicluna as winner and registering his first victory in Class B while he was followed by Micallef and Muscat who were battling for 2nd place throughout the 9 Laps. Fourth place is won by Martin followed in fifth place by Zammit. Sixth place was won by Vella.
The Standard Class Start Line was composed by Quinn Camilleri on his Peugeot 106, Nicovich Chircop on the Peugoet 206, Johann Vella on his Opel Nova, Massimo Borg on a Peugeot 205, the Peugeot 106 of Karl Scicluna and Joseph Micallef on the Renault 5 Campus. From the Starting Line of this the final we saw a good start by Vella and Micallef with Vella taking first place followed by Micallef and Chircop.
Meanwhile the attention turned on Camilleri who was making pressure on Chircop who managed to beat Chircop after the eighth Lap . But some meters away from the overtaking point Camilleri caught the tyre safety barrier and overturned on the track but he was lucky enough to land again on all four wheels and managed to continue racing to the Finish Line. The result of this Standard Class Final shows Gozo driver Vella registering his second win so far and followed by Micallef and Chircop in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Fourth place finisher was Scicluna followed in fifth placed Borg and Camilleri in 6th place.
The Sixth Autocross event will be held on Sunday 9th April 2017. This event is to Include a ‘SMALL CAR DEMOLITION’ for cars up to 4 meters in lenght. This Demolition is scheduled to Start at around 3.30 pm. More information one can find it on the website of the Association www.asmk.org.mt or Facebook pages named A.S.M.K. Malta or Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. One can also make contact by email [email protected] or Mobile 99425489.
Photos by Mario Micallef
Vella jirbah u jiddomina l-ASMK Autocross
Nhar il-Ħadd 2 t’April 2017 l-Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi sa tkompli bl-attivitajiet mill-Kampjonat ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017. Din id-darba jmiss lis-sezzjoni Trials li ser tkun qed torganizza it-tielet attivita f’Ħondoq ir-Rummien, Ghawdex. L-attivita tibda fl-10:00am. Trials bikers Ghawcin mistiedna jikkompetu f’din l-attivita ukoll.
Intant nhar il-Hadd li ghadda 26 ta’ Marzu 2017 l-ASMK orgnaizzat il-ħames attivita tal-istagun mis-sezzjoni Autocross. Ghal din l-attivita rregistraw 27 kompetitur maqsuma f’zewg klassijiet, dik Modified u dik klassi Standard.
Matul il-Heats tal-gurnata ma kellna lil hadd li rrnexilu jirbah il-Heats kollha izda Gordon Johnson u Philip Joe Vella it-tnejn fuq karozzi Opel Corsa spikkaw fejn kienu l-unika zewg kompetituri li gabu l-ghola puntegg fil-Heats u issigillaw posthom fil-finali klassi A. Ma dawn ikkwalifikaw Jean Paul Grech fuq Puegoet 106, Matthew Borg fuq Vauxhall Nova, Terence Azzopardi u James Micallef it-tnejn fuq Opel Corsa.
Mill bidu ta din il-finali rajna hrug tajjeb hafna minn Vella u Johnson b’Vella jiehu t-tmun ma l-ewwel kantuniera filwaqt li kien segwit vicin minn Johnson u Micallef rispettivament. L-attenzjoni daret fuq Johnson li kien qed jaghmel pressjoni fuq Vella, b’dan ta l-ahhar irnexielu jaghmel disa Laps jiddefeni postu u rebah din il-finali segwit vicin min Johnson. Fit-tielet post spicca Borg segwit minn Micallef u Azzopardi waqt li fis-sitt post dahal Grech li kellu jirtira mit-tigrija minhabba hsara mekkanika.
Ghal Finali klassi B ikkwalifikaw Karl Micallef fuq Ford Fiesta, Jason Martin fuq Volkswagen Polo, Ryan Scicluna u Jonathan Vella it-tnejn fuq Ford Fiesta, Noel Zammit fuq Fiat Punto u Alan Muscat fuq Peugeot 205. Mat-tluq ta din il-finali rajna hrug tajjeb minn Muscat, Scicluna u Micallef izda Scicluna rnexxielu jiehu t-tmun tal-finali segwit minn Micallef u Muscat. Scicluna iddefenda posthu matul id-disa Laps tat-tigrija fejn rajna sewqan veloci u spettakolari mis-sewwieqa kollha. Ir-rizultat finali ta din it-tigrija juri lill Scicluna jirregistra l-ewwel rebha tieghu fi klassi B waqt li dan kien segwit min Micallef u Muscat. Fir-raba post dahal Martin segwit fil-hames post min Zammit. Is-sitt post intrebah minn Vella.
Mill-Klassi Standard rajna Start Line kompost minn Quinn Camilleri fuq Peugeot 106, Nicovich Chircop fuq Peugoet 206, Johann Vella fuq Opel Nova, Massimo Borg fuq Peugeot 205, Karl Scicluna fuq Peugeot 106 u Joseph Micallef fuq Renault 5. Mat-tluq ta din il-finali rajna hrug tajjeb min Vella u Micallef b’Vella jisraq l-ewwel post segwit minn Micallef u Chircop. Intant l-attenzzjoni marret fuq Camilleri li kien qed jaghmel pressjoni fuq Chircop sa kemm wara it-tmien Lap Camilleri ha post Chircop izda ftit metri l-boghod min fejn ghamel l-avvanz dan spicca nqaleb wara li telgha fuq xi tyres ta ma genb il-korsa izda rega gie fuq ir-roti u kompla l-finali. Ir-rizultat ta din il-finali juri lill Vella jirregistra it-tieni rebha tieghu segwit minn Micallef u Chircop. Fir-raba post spicca Scicluna segwit fil-hames post min Borg. Camilleri dahal fis-sitt post.
Is-Sitt Attivita Autocross sa ssir nhar il-Hadd 9 t’April 2017. Din l-attivita sa tinkludu CAR DEMOLITION tal karozzi sa 4 metri tul.
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