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