On Sunday 22 November 2015 the ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ organized the third event of the season of the ASMK – PASTA POIATTI 2015/2016 National Championships. It consists of races by the Autocross Cars and Motocross Motorcycles. The day’s event started at 10: 00am where under a large tent erected for the occasion Mass was celebrated as is annual practice to remember former ASMK members who left this world for a better life in eternity.
A Look at the day’s event which officially opened the Motocross Championship. This year this Championship was launched later than usual because the Maltese Motocross team of this ASMK section had been preparing himself well for his first experience of racing in France earlier this month.
During the day Class A rider Clayton Camilleri on his KTM dominated the his class by winning all the Heats while he was always been followed by his younger brother Kyle Camilleri also on a KTM of smaller engine capacity. Edward Ciantar finished in third place on his Kawasaki.
In Class B Gozo rider Mario Cauchi on a Honda dominated this class with his winnings in both Heats. Cauchi was always followed andd sometimes close behind by Elvin Debono on a Kawasaki while John Stellini also on a Kawasaki finished in third place. The ‘Open Class’ was also dominated by brothers Clayton and Kyle Camilleri.
In the Autocross Modified Cars Class Christian Mark Galea on his Fiat RITMO dominated and won all the 3 Heats on the day thus securing his place on the Class A Start Grid. Along with Galea also qualified Noel Zammit on a Fiat Punto, Malcolm Borg on his Opel Corsa, Christian Apap on his Ford Fiesta, Josef Grech also on a Ford Fiesta and Philip Joe Vella on an Opel Nova. Right from the start Vella and Galea took the helm of the race followed by Apap and Grech respectively. There were no changes in the position during this final but all the 6 drivers in competition exhibited excellent clean driving and showed that they are masters on the loose ground surface. This race ended with Vella registering his 2nd win so far followed by Galea. Apap entered in third place followed by Grech and Zammit respectively.
For the Class B Final the qualiefied drivers were Jonathan Vella on Ford Fiesta, Joseph Micallef and Jonathan Camilleri both on a Opel Corsa, Josef Abela on his Opel Nova, Delia Duncan on a Ford Fiesta and Ivan Birmingham on a Suzuki Swift. Right from the Start of this race final we saw Camilleri heading in first position while Abela and Micallef followed. The spectators attention was on Birmingham and Micallef with the latter was making pressure on Birmingham and finally Micallef succeeded in overtaking Birmingham thus gaining a position. After this move Birmingham started adding pressure on Micallef who unfortunately made contact with the tire barrier on a curve on the track and overturned his car. Although there was no room for alarm the race was Red Flagged for safety reasons. The Final ended with Camilleri winning this Class B final followed by Abela and Micallef.. Fourth and fifth place finishers were Birmingham and Vella respectively.
The Start Line of the Autocross Standard Class was composed of Traydon Bailey on a Ford Ka, Ian Fenech and Fenech Deane both on a Citroen AX, Michael Scicluna on a Peugeot 206 and Johann Vella on his Opel Nova. Starting this final we saw Fenech and Farrugia making a very good launch. Farrugia took the helm followed by Fenech. Shortly after the first lap Fenech took the lead on Farrugia who added pressure and managed to retain his lead again. Meanwhile this final race for the Standard specs cars ended with Farrugia winning ahead of Fenech. Scicluna finished in third place who was followed by by the Gozo competitor Vella in fourth place.
The ASMK events will continue next Sunday 29th November 2015 by the Trials riders on their special motorcycles. They will be riding their second competition of the tournament which is going to be organised at the closed down Quarry named ix-Xagħra tal-Maghlaq in the limits of Qrendi with beautiful scenery surrounding the place. This event starts at 9: 00am. For more information please visit the ASMK electronic site named www.asmk.org.mt
Photo:- Mario Micallef
L-AĦWA CAMILLERI JIDDMINAW L-EWWEL ATTIVITA MOTOCROSS
Nhar il-Hadd 22 ta’ Novembru 2015 l-Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi organizzat it-tielet attivita tal-istagun ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2015/2016. Din kienet tikkonsisti f’tigrijiet bil-Karozzi Autocross u Muturi Motocross. Kollox beda fl-10:00am fejn taht tinda kbira armata ghall okkazzjoni giet organizzata Quddiesa li ssir darba kull sena ghal dawk l-Ex Membri tal-ASMK li hallew din id-dinja ghal hajja ahjar.
Harsa lejn il-gurnata fejn nhar il-Hadd gie miftuh ufficjalment il-Kampjonat tal-Motocross. Din is-sena infetah ftit tard iktar mis-soltu minhabba li t-team Malti min din is-sezzjoni kien qed jipprepara ruhu sew ghall ewwel esperjenza tieghu ta tigrija fi Franza.
Matul il-gurnata tal-Hadd fi Klassi A rajna lil Clayton Camilleri fuq KTM jiddomina l-gurnata billi rebah il-Heats kollha waqt li dejjem kien segwit minn huh Kyle Camilleri fuq KTM ukoll. Fit-tielet post spicca Edward Ciantar fuq Kawasaki. Fi Klassi B rajna lis-sewwieq Ghawci Mario Cauchi fuq Honda jiddomina din il-klassi bir-rebh tieghu fiz-zewg heats tal-gurnata. Cauchi kien dejjem segwit min Elvin Debono fuq Kawasaki fil-waqt li fit-tielet post spicca Jorn Stellini fuq mutur Kawasaki ukoll. Il-Klassi Open kienet iddominat mill-ahwa Camilleri bi Clayton jirbah segwiet min Kyle.
Fis-Sezzjoni tal-Karozzi Autocross Modified rajna lil Christian Mark Galea fuq Fiat Ritmo jiddomina u jirbah il-Heats kollha tal-ġurnata biex ha posthu mill-ewwel fuq li Start Line tal-finali A. Flimkien miegħu kellna lill Noel Zammit fuq Fiat Punto, Malcom Borg fuq Opel Corsa, Christian Apap fuq Ford Fiesta, Josef Grech fuq Ford Fiesta u Philip Joe Vella fuq Opel Nova. Ma tluq ta din il-finali rajna ħrug tajjeb min Vella segwiet min Galea fejn dawn ħadu t-tmun tat-tiġrija segwiti min Apap u Grech rispettivament. Ma kellna l-ebda tibdil fil-pozizjonijiet matul din il-finali izda is-sewwieqa taw wirja sabiha u sportiva b’sewqan nadif matul il-finali kollha. Din il-finali spiccat b’Vella jirbah ghat-tieni darba f’dan l-istagun segwit min Galea. Fit-tielet post dahal Apap segwit min Grech u Zammit rispettivament.
Fil-Finali Klassi B ikkwalifikaw Jonathan Vella fuq Ford Fiesta, Joseph Micallef u Jonathan Camilleri it-tnejn fuq Opel Corsa, Josef Abela fuq Opel Nova, Duncan Delia fuq Ford Fiesta u Ivan Birmingham fuq Suzuki Swift. Ma tluq ta din il-finali rajna lil Camilleri jisraq l-ewwel pozizjoni u ihalli lil Abela u Micallef issegwuh. L-attenzzjoni kienet fuq Birmingham u Micallef b’dan tal-aħħar kien qed jaghmel pressjoni fuq Birmingham sakemm Micallef sab l-okkazzjoni u avvanza pozizjoni. Wara din l-azzjoni l-attenzzjoni Birmingham beda jaghmel pressjoni fuq Micallef sa kemm Micallef aghmel kuntatt mal-barriera tat-tyres fil-genb tal-korsa u spicca jinqeleb bil-karozza. Minkejja li ma jkunx hemm lok ta allarm il-finali giet imwaqqfa minħabba raguni tas-sigurta. Il-Finali spiccat b’Camilleri jirbah il-Klassi B segwit min Abela u Birmingham. Fir-raba u l-Hames post spiccaw Vella u Micallef rispettivament.
FiL-Klassi Autocross Standard rajna li Start Line kompost min Traydon Bailey fuq Ford Fa, Ian Fenech u Deane Fenech it-tnejn fuq Citroen AX, Michael Scicluna fuq Peugeot 206 u Johann Vella fuq Opel Nova. Ma tluq ta din il-finali rajna lil Farrugia u Fenech jaghmlu hrug tajjeb b’Farrugia jiehu it-tmun segwiet min Fenech. Ftit wara l-ewwel dawra Fenech irnexxielu jissupera lill Farrugia izda dan rega beda jaghmel pressjoni sa kemm sab ic-cans u mar lura minn fejn beda. Intant ir-rizultat finali tal-Klassi Standard spicca b’Farrugia jirbah il-finali segwit min Fenech. Fit-tielet spicca Scicluna segwit min Vella fir-raba post.
L-Attivitajiet tal-Assocjazzjoni sa jkomplu nhar il-Hadd li gej 29 ta’ Novembru 2015 bis-sezzjoni muturi Trials. Dawn sa jsuqu it-Tieni kompetizzjoni tal-kampjonat li se tiġi organizzata fil-Barriera Ix-Xaghra tal-Maghlaq limiti tal-Qrendi bl-attivita tibda fid-9:00am. Ghall iktar informazzjoni zur is-sit elettronku www.asmk.org.mt
Rittrati ta Mario Micallef
ASMK – Malta