Round 1: Yamaha Gozo Mo­tocross Cham­pi­onship

Malta Independent - - SPORT CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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