Mal­tese off-roader stands proud again amongst Europe’s elite

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Neville Ciantar, aka Nusu, the Mal­tese off-road driver who has been mak­ing a name for Malta in Europe has again achieved a third place in a pres­tige off-road com­pe­ti­tion called 'The King of Bri­tain 2016' which was held at the Bov­ing­ton Mil­i­tary Tank Train­ing Grounds in Dorset, Eng­land.

This race formed part of the Ul­tra4 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship 2016.

Last May Nusu and his team achieved fourth place in Le Ferte Gaucher in France and in June Nusu Of­froad Team achieved an­other fourth plac­ing in Varano de Mel­e­gari in Italy.

Last week­end saw the end of the Cham­pi­onship at Bov­ing­ton where 48 com­peti­tors from around Europe com­peted in this grue­some of­froad race of skill and en­durance.

For over 23 laps over a to­tal dis­tance of 300km Nusu raced across the mil­i­tary train­ing grounds of Bri­tain.

Fri­day night started with a night pole po­si­tion with Neville achiev­ing eight place as he crossed the fin­ish line on his two front wheels.

Satur­day morn­ing, Stage 1, started very early and the com­peti­tors set off for a long grue­some race start­ing ac­cord­ing to the po­si­tions from the night be­fore.

Af­ter a con­tin­u­ous 180km with just one pit stop for fu­elling Neville car­ried on to fin­ish in an amaz­ing first po­si­tion.

The day af­ter, at Stage 2, Neville raced on to fi­nally fin­ish this stage in 3rd po­si­tion.

This very good per­for­mance gained Neville third place over­all in the King of Bri­tain 2016 which in turn then granted Neville and his Nusu Off-road Team a pres­ti­gious fourth plac­ing over­all in the Ul­tra4 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship 2016.

The ic­ing on the cake was came un­ex­pect­edly when dur­ing the award pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony, Neville was given the Spirit of the Award Event for his hu­mil­ity, sports­man­ship and the as­sis­tance he al­ways gives his com­pet­ing op­po­nents from all over Europe.

Com­peti­tors from all over Europe com­pete in this ever grow­ing se­ries of Ul­tra4 Europe with com­peti­tors com­ing from Bri­tain, Por­tu­gal, France, Poland, Italy, the Nether­lands, Azer­bai­jan, Fin­land, Swe­den, Nor­way and Malta.

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