ASMK launch new season tomorrow
“Assoċjażżjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi” (ASMK) is opening the 2016/2017 season by a Trials event on tomorrow at the Motorsport Track at Ta’ Qali. The competition is again being sponsored by Pasta Poiatti.
This season is to include six (6) races by the Enduro motorcycle bikers and eight (8) events by the Trials motorcycles. Almost all such competitions will be taking place outside the ASMK Sports Association Complex. Also, ASMK will be running an eight (8) Motocross events championship together with 12 championship events for the Autocross cars in a Standard, Modified and a Super Class which is being launched as from this year.
The 2016/17 launching event tomorrow will be for the Trials Section which, following the success of last season, will see the Association continuing with its support and running these events in a championship form. The Association is bound to continue exploring new sites for the Trials and Enduro riders championship events which are both attractive and competitive. The new locations are made possible thanks to several quarry owners who are cooperating with ASMK to hold these events in their locations.
Registration is open tomorrow at 9am while the competitive Trials riding competition starts at 10am. All registered competitors will be divided in two classes: - Class A is for the more experienced and skilled riders while the Class B is for Riders who are less experienced including Beginners in this sport.
Meanwhile the association is currently ongoing preparatory work to renovate the Autocross track and to re-design a new style Motocross track. The Executive Committee approved these two projects earlier this summer but unfortunately the tracks reconstruction progress was laid back due to the high summer temperatures and the severe drought which results in an almost impossible situation to construct the new dirt tracks surfaces.
Although the association planned to start the cars events on 6 November, this date could be postponed for another day when all tracks’ layouts will have been completed. More news and information about this date will be given in the coming days.
With regards to the new Motocross track layout the competitors will again be seeing Angelo Chinquemani, a Sicilian motocross track building expert, in Malta. He will be personally driving the heavy machinery and be building the new Motocross track at Ta’ Qali. This is the third time that Chinquemani is engaged in such a project by the ASMK Executive Committee who decided in favour of such an ambitious project.
Chinquemani is expected to be in Malta on 12 November and is to commence work the following day. This project is expected to take 10 days to be completed.