Round 1: Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship
The Gozo Motorcross Association organised its first round of this year’s Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship with 24 riders participating in one of the most challenging and toughest racing ever seenat Ta’ Xhajma Track.
Following weeks of extensive, hard work, the Motox riders are pleased with the high level of standard of the circuit. The rough terrain challenged riders to use power, speed and strength to show their unlimited off-road skills from start to finish. Numerous fans came to support their favourite riders.
Prior to the racing, Fr Joseph Curmi blessed the new circuit, all the participant riders and their motorbikes. He prayed that all riders would enjoy their much loved sport in safety.
In the name of the association, the president, Frank Xuereb, thanked all those who appreciated the much needed intensive overhaul.
As usual, the event was divided into three categories.
In Class A , Maltese rider Paul Muscat came in first, followed by Steve Xuereb on Honda CRF 250cc and Mario Cauchi respectively.
In Category B, Nataniel Camilleri acquired the full 60 points aboard his Yamaha YZ 250ccwhile Matthew Zammit came in second. Jorn Stellini, promoted from class C to class B came in third.
Daniel Camilleri held on tightly to his 60 points in Class C as he fought it out with Anthony Fenech on his KTM SX 85cc, who came in second place. Also in Class C, Mark Camilleri ended up coming in third.
Each winner was awarded a trophy at the end of the day’s hard work.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund as part of the Gozo festival of sports organised by the Gozo Sports Board.
Round 2 of the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship will take place on 13 November.
Meanwhile GMA, in collaboration with Gozo Sports Board, will be holding the 2nd edition of The Gozo Enduro Rally next Sunday.
Photos by Paul Scicluna and Alain Salvery