On the Sunday 13th March 2016 Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi is to continue with the Motorsport activities with the Trials Championship sponsored by ASMK – Pasta POIATTI 2015/2016. This event will be held at the quarry named ix-Xaghra tal-Qaduma limits of Mosta. Thanks for this to Central Asphalt Ltd. who enabled us to use this area for these kind of events which is scheduled to start at 9: 00am.
Meanwhile on Sunday 6th March the Association was committed at Ta’ Qali Sports Complex where it organized the fifth event of the ASMK National Enduro Championship sponsored by Pasta POIATTI and Dunlop Tyres.
A Look at the day’s event attracted 22 competitors for this event which is divided into two main classes. The course was a little more than two kilometres long where several natural obstacles as well as built-up obstacles by the ASMK officers were laid on track. Despite the hot and dry day at this time of year every driver had to face a number of obstacles including custom-built water pools which challenged all riders to prove their abilities more than usual.
During the competition and at the Pole Position runs in Overall situation we saw brothers Ian and Joseph Scicluna who both ride on a KTM motorcycles, dominate the Pole followed close by Matthew Gauci on a Sherco and James Zahra on a Yamaha. During the first Heat the situation changed where Zahra managed to beat both Scicluna brothers with a timed run of 3 minutes 57.99 seconds followed by Gauci who also managed to beat Scicluna brothers with a best lap of 4 minutes 4.17 seconds.
During the Second Heat Joseph Scicluna was seen to enter in action as he immediately responded to to the challenge by Gauci and Zahra. Scicluna Joseph managed to improve on his timed Lap time to record a Lap of 3 minutes 54.36 seconds when he bet both Gauci and Zahra’s best recorded Lap Times. This resulted in Joseph Scicluna was declared Overall Winner of the Day as well as the winner of the Enduro Class B for the second time this season. Scicluna proved that he has reached a level to ride with the very best competitors as he won over Gauci and Zahra who also were battling together for the lead. Zahra placed 2nd in Class with his best timed Lap of 3 minutes and 57.99 seconds while Gauci had to content himself winning third place with a best time of 4 minutes 4.17 seconds .
In Class A where Enduro motorcycles with engines up to 250 cylinder capacity competes, Terence Azzopardi on a Kawasaki dominated and won this class with his best time of 4 minutes 29.96 seconds. Azzopardi was always followed by Andrea Scicluna on a KTM who closed the day in second place with his best Lap Time of 4 minutes 45.93 seconds. Third place was won by Elvin Debono also on a KTM who closed the day with a best lap time of 4 minutes 49.06 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Association announced that the next Enduro event will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 at Mqabba. More dettlaji regards the exact location will be announced soon. Further information one can find it in the ASMK website of the Association www.asmk.org.mt or Facebook pages named A.S.M.K. Malta or Association Sport Motorcycles and Cars. One can make contact by email [email protected]
Photos by Mario Micallef
JOSEPH SCICLUNA JIRBAH L-ASMK ENDURO GHAT-TIENI DARBA
Trials nhar il-Hadd li gej fil-Mosta
Nhar il-Hadd li gej 13 ta’ Marzu 2016 l-Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi sa tkompi bl-attivitajiet mill-Kampjonat tat-Trials ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2015/2016. Din l-attivita ser issir fil-Barriera tax-Xaghra tal-Qaduma Limiti tal-Mosta. Dan Grazzi ghal Central Asphalt Ltd li ippermettew li nuzaw din l-area ghal dawn it-tip t’attivitajiet. L-Attivita tibda fid-9:00am.
Intant nhar il-Hadd li ghadda 6 ta’ Marzu l-Assocjazzjoni kienet impenjata fil-Kumpless Sportiv taghha f’Ta’ Qali fejn organizzat il-hames attivita mill-Kampjonat Nazzjonali Enduro sponsorjat min Pasta Poiatti u Dunlop Tyres.
Harsa lejn il-gurnata fejn 22 sewwieq irregistraw ghal din l-attivita maqsuma f’zewg klassijiet fuq korsa twila ftit iktar minn zewg kilometri fejn kellhom diversi ostakoli naturali kif ukoll dawk l-ostakoli li jigu mibnija apposta mill ufficjali tal-ASMK. Minkejja l-gurnata shuna u niexfa f’dan iz-zmien tas-sena kull sewwieq kellu ihabbat wiccu ma numru ta ostakoli mibnija apposta li jinkludu l-ilma fejn thalli lis-sewwieqa kollha b’sfidi differenti minn dawk tas-soltu.
Matul il-kompetizzjoni waqt il-Pole Position fis-sitwazzjoni Overall rajna lil ahwa Ian Scicluna u Joseph Scicluna it-tnejn fuq muturi KTM jiddominaw il-Pole segwiti vicin min Matthew Gauci fuq mutur Sherco u James Zahra fuq Yamaha. Matul l-ewwel Heat is-sitwazzjoni nbidlet fejn Zahra irnexxilu jeleb lill-ahwa Scicluna b’hin ta’ 3 minuti 57.99 sekondi segwit minn Gauci li wkoll irnexxilu jeleb lill-ahwa Scicluna b’hin ta’ 4 minuti 4.17 sekondi.
Fit-Tieni Heat rajna li Joseph Scicluna jidhol fl-azzjoni fejn mill-ewwel irrisponda ghal dak li ghamlu fl-ewwel Heat Zahra u Gauci billi rrnexilu jerga jtejjeb il-hin tieghu biex Scicluna ghalaq il-gurnata b’hin rekord ta 3 minuti 54.36 sekondi u gie ddikjarat rebbieh tal-gurnata Overall kif ukoll rebbieh tal-Klassi Enduro B ghat-tieni darba f’dan l-istagun. Scicluna rega halla warajh lil kullhadd fejn ghat-tieni post ukoll kien hemm taqtija bejn Zahra u Gauci fejn Zahra rebah it-tieni post b’hin 3 minuti 57.99 sekondi u Gauci kellu jikkuntenta bit-tielet post b’hin ta’ 4 minuti 4.17 sekondi.
Fi Klassi A Enduro li jaqaw fija muturi b’magni sa 250 cilindrata rajna lill Terence Azzopardi fuq mutur Kawasaki jiddomina u jirbah din il-klassi bl-ahjar hin tieghu ta 4 minuti 29.96 sekondi. Azzopardi kien dejjem segwit minn Andrea Scicluna fuq mutur KTM fejn ghalaq il-gurnata fit-tieni post bl-ahjar hin tieghu ta’ 4 minuti 45.93 sekondi. Fit-tielet post dahal Elvin Debono fuq mutur KTM li ghalaq il-gurnata b’hin ta’ 4 minuti 49.06 sekondi.
Intant l-Assocjazzjoni habbret li attivta ohra Enduro ser issir nhar il-Hadd 10 t’April 2016 u ser issir l-Imqabba. Iktar dettlaji johrogu il-quddiem. Iktar informazzjoni wiehed jista jsibha fis-sit elettroniku tal-Assocjazzjoni www.asmk.org.mt jew fil-facebook pages bl-isem A.S.M.K. Malta jew Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi. Wiehed jista jaghmel kuntatt bl-email [email protected]
Rittrati ta Mario Micallef
ASMK – Malta