On Sunday 3rd February 2019 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi is to continue with more motorcycle racing by organizing the fourth race from the ‘Honda Motocross Championship 2018/2019’. This event will take place at the ASMK Sports Complex in Ta’ Qali with the ‘Warm-Up’ starting at 10. 00 am.

Meanwhile, a look at the championship rankings of the Motocross we see that up to this 4th race Kyle Camilleri on his KTM is leading the Class A of the current National Honda Motocross Championship with 147 points and is followed by Mark Mamo on his Yamaha with 120 points. Third place is currently occupied by Bernard Sammut on a Beta racer with 60 points.

In the Motocross Class B we see that Daniel Caruana on his Honda is leading with 147 points and is followed by Garry Debono on a KTM with 134 points while third place rider is Krist Falzon on his Husqvarna motorcycle with 114 points.

In the Veteran Motocross Class now we see that Jethro Sant on a Yamaha is leading the Class charts with 128 points and is followed by Honda rider Carmelo Borg with 100 points. Third place rider is Paul Deguara currently with 94 points on his KTM motorcycle.

Meanwhile on Sunday 27th January 2019 the Association organized the fourth Autocross cars program from the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2018/2019 National Championship where on this day 15 cars registyered while being divided into two classes, one for Modified and another for Standard cars racing on track with an ‘S-BEND’ and with the long Lap Joker Lap.

In the Modified class we saw Terence Azzopardi on his Opel Corsa dominate and win all the Heats of the day thus he secured his presence and Start Grid place in this 9 Laps Class A Final. Other drivers who qualified were Melo and Joseph Spiteri both on Opel Corsa cars and Noel Zammit on his Fiat Punto.

With a good Start performed by Azzopardi, Melo, Noel and Spiteri followed. As this race included the Joker Lap with the disadvantage of one long lap Terence took this Joker Lap during his first lap and finished in last place but he recovered one position by the end of the next Lap. Terence drove in 3rd place many laps close to the leaders but with the advantage of racing on the shorter Laps. As Noel and Melo left their pass though the Joker Lap for the last Lap Terence was close enough to take the Finish Flag in First Place. Noel and Melo Zammit then crossed the Finish Line in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. Spiteri finished in 4th place.

In the Modified Class B Final new comer Nicolai Aquilina on an Opel Corsa won this class which is also his 2nd win in Class B. Theo Micallef on his Ford Fiesta followed in 2nd place.  Third place finisher was first-time in competition Paul Formosa on his Fiat Uno.

From the Standard Class the day’s results show that Johann Vella on his Opel Nova won two Heats from three and a 2nd place in the third Heat. Meanwhile, as Vella finished with the highest points of the day he assured the place of his choice in the Final Race. Also qualified were Nicovich Chircop on his Peugeot 106, the Citroen Saxo of Camilleri Quinn, Jerome Peplow on his Kia Avella, Alex Fenech on a Peugeot 106 and the Citroen AX on Melvin Buttigieg.

Right from the Start of this final we saw Chircop and Vella make a very good launch but Chircop was shown a Warning Flag by the referee on the day for an anti-sporting action during the first part of track from the Start. Chricop remained holding the lead while being followed by Vella and Peplow. The situation changed between Vella and Peplow but retured to their previous positions following the Lap Joker. But Chircop left the pass through the Joker Lap Joker for his last Lap while hoping to build enough advantage so he could win this final . In fact Chircop took the Joker Lap as planned without losing his total advantage and managed to take the Finish a few centimeters in front of Vella. Peblow finished in 3rd place while fourth place was won by Camilleri.

The next Autocross event is scheduled to take place on Sunday 10th February 2019 and starting from 11. 00am.

More information can found on the website of the Association:- www.asmk.org.mt or Facebook pages named:- A.S.M.K. Malta or Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. One can make contact by email:- info@asmk.org.mt or Mobile 9942 5489.

Photo by Mario Micallef

Azzopardi, Aquilina u Chircop jiddominaw u jirbħu fl-Autocross

Nhar il-Ħadd li ġej 3 ta’ Frar 2019 l-Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi sa tkompli bit-tiġrija mil-Kampjonat tal-Muturi Honda Motocross 2018/2019. Din ser tkun qed ir-raba attivita u ħa ssir fil-Kumpless Sportiv tal-ASMK f’Ta’ Qali bil-Warm-Up li tibda fl-10. 00am.

Intant ħarsa ħafifa lejn il-klassifiki tal-Muturi Motocross naraw li bħalissa Kyle Camilleri fuq mutur KTM qed jillidja l-Klassifika tal-Kampjonat Nazzjonali Honda Motocross b’147 punt segwit min Mark Mamo fuq mutur Yamaha b’120 punt. Fit-tielet post bħalissa jinsab okkupat min Bernard Sammut fuq mutur Beta b’60 punt.

Fil-Motocross Klassi B naraw lil Daniel Caruana fuq mutur Honda jillidja din il-klassifika b’147 punt segwit min Garry Debono fuq KTM b’134 punt waqt li fit-tielet post naraw lil Krist Falzon fuq mutur Husqvarna b’114 il-punt

Fil-Motocross Veteran naraw lil Jethro Sant fuq mutur Yamaha jillidja din il-klassi b’128 punt segwit min Carmelo Borg fuq mutur Honda b’100 punt. Fit-tielet post bħalissa naraw lil Paul Deguara fuq mutur KTM b’94 punt.

Intant nhar il-Ħadd li għadda 27 ta’ Jannar 2019 l-Assoċjazzjoni organizzat ir-raba program bil-karozzi Autocross. Mill-Kampjonat Nazzjonali ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2018/2019 għal din il-ġurnata rreġistarw 15 il-Karozza maqsuma f’zewġ klassijiet, dik Modified u dik Standard fuq trakka bl-‘S-BEND’ u bil-Joker Lap it-twila fejn kellna dawn ir-rizultati.

Fil-Klassi Modified rajna lil Terence Azzopardi fuq Opel Corsa jiddomina u jirbaħ il-Heats kollha tal-ġurnata fejn assigura postu fil-finali Klassi A tal-ġurnata. Ikkawlifikaw ukoll Melo Zammit u Joseph Spiteri it-tnejn fuq Opel Corsa u Noel Zammit fuq Fiat Punto.

Ma tluq tal-finali rajna ħrug tajjeb min Azzopardi segwit min Melo Zammit u Noel Zammit. Minħabba li Joker Lap li kienet ta svantaġġ matul l-ewwel dawra Azzopardi mill-ewwel ħa il-Joker Lap biex min l-ewwel spiċċa l-aħħar fejn wara l-ewwel kantuniera ta tieni Lap dan mill-ewwel avvanza pozizjoni. Huwa kompla il-Finali fit-tielet post wara Noel u Melo Zammit sakemm dawn it-tnejn tal-aħħar iddeċidew li jieħdu il-Joker Lap li hija obbligatorja għal kull sewwieq li jkollu jgħaddi minnha darba bil-fors u hawn Terence rebaħ it-tiġrija.

Ir-Rizultat finali spiċċa b’ Azzopardi jirreġistra t-tieni rebha f’dan l-istaġun segwit min Noel Zammit u Melo Zammit rispettivament. Fir-raba post daħal Spiteri.

Fil-Finali Modified Klassi B rajna lil Nicolai Aquilina fuq Opel Corsa jirbaħ din il-klassi għat-tieni darba segwit min Theo Micallef fuq Ford Fiesta. Fit-tielet post daħal id-driver ġdid Paul Formosa fuq Fiat Uno.

Mill-Klassi Standard kellna is-sitwazzjoni fejn rajna lil Johann Vella fuq Opel Nova jirbaħ zewġ Heats min tlieta bit-tielet waħda jidħol it-tieni post. Intant, Vella spiċċa bl-għola punti tal-ġurnata u assigura postu fil-Finali. Ma dan ikkwalifikaw ukoll Nicovich Chircop fuq Peugeot 106, Quinn Camilleri fuq Citroen Saxo, Jerome Peplow fuq Kia Avella, Alex Fenech fuq Peugeot 106 u Melvin Buttigieg fuq Citroen AX .

Mat-tluq  ta din il-Finali rajna lil Chircop flimkien ma Vella jagħmlu ħrug tajjeb izda Chircop mill-ewwel ingħata Warning mir-referee tal-ġurnata fuq azzjoni anti-sportiva matul il-bidu tal-finali. Chricop baqa jokuppa l-ewwel pozizjoni segwit min Vella u Peplow. Is-sitwazzjoni bejn Vella u Peplow inbidlet u reġet ġiet lura kif kienet meta għamlu uzu mill-Joker Lap fejn Chircop baqa jħalli l-Joker Lap għal l-aħħar Lap bit-tama li jkompli jibni bizzejed vantaġġ ħalli jkun jista jirbaħ din il-Finali. Ġara li fl-aħħar dawra Chircop ħa il-Joker Lap kif kien mistenni b’riskju li jitlef dak il-vantaġġ kollu li kellu imma rrnexilu jagħmel rebha bi ftit centimetri quddiem Vella. Fit-tielet post spiċċa Peplow filwaqt li fir-raba post daħal Camilleri. Attivita oħra bil-Karozzi Autocross ħa ssir nhar il-Ħadd 10 ta’ Frar 2019 u tibda fil-11. 00am.

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