MX IN TA’ QALI, ENDURO and TRIALS IN QRENDI
By the end this weekend Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will be very busy organizing Motorcycle sport for all. On Friday 8th December 2017 ASMK will hold the third event of the Honda Motocross National Championship 2017/2018. This program begins at 9: 00am and takes place in the ASMK Ta' Qali Sport complex. On the same day ASMK will also be holding the second ASMK Pasta Poiatti National Trials Championship event of 2017/2018. This event will be held at the ‘Tal-Maghlaq quarry’ Limits of Qrendi and starts at 9: 00am.
On Sunday 10th December 2017 the ASMK will be organizing the second event of the National WotoMoto Enduro Championship 2017/2018. This will take place in the Quarry of Tal-Maghlaq limits of Qrendi and starts at 10:00 am. Non-ASMK members are welcome too.
Meanwhile on Sunday 3rd December 2017 ASMK organized the third event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2017/2018 National Autocross Championship at Ta Qali. For this activity 21 drivers registered for this race. They were divided in the Modified and the Standard Class.
During the day we saw all competitors racing on the track containing the ‘S-Bend’ while the Joker Lap race was introduced into this. This time the Joker Lap was used so that each competitor had to drive one Lap of his own choice on a longer track side, both during the Heats and also during the Final Class A and B Races.
At the end of the three qualifying Heats Karl Micallef on Ford Fiesta dominated the day as he won the highest points total and assured his place in the Final of Class A. With Micallef, the other qualifiers were Jean Paul Grech on a Peugeot 106, the Volkswagen Polo of Vince Farrugia, Noel Zammit on his Fiat Punto, the Opel Corsa of Ryan Scerri and Andrew Pisani on his Vauxhall Nova.
The qualifiers for Class B Final were Gary Grech and Gordon Johnson both on Opel Corsa B cars, the Ford Fiesta of Ryan Scicluna, Keith Borg on a Vauxhall Nova and Brandon Lee Vassallo on his Peugeot 205.
Both Class A and Class B Finals had to be postponed following an accident during the Final of the Autocross Standard Class as by this time the evening started getting dark. The Autocross organizing committee decided to postpone the remaining two Finals of Class A and B for another day which is expected to be announced in the near future.
In the Standard Autocross Class Nicovich Chircop on his Peugeot 106 won the highest qualifying points during the Heats of the day. Chircop placed on the Start Line together with Johann Vella on an Opel Nova, Kyle Agius on a Renault 5, Deane Farrugia on a Citroen AX, Chris Formosa on a Ford Fiesta and Quinn Camilleri on a Peugoet 106.
With the start of this final we saw Vella and Chircop dash rapidly to the first corner with Vella taking the helm of the race followed by Chircop and Camilleri who was followed by Agius and Formosa. The attention has gone on the last placed Farrugia who managed to overcome Formosa and began challenging Agius. The race continued between Agius and Farrugia for a number of Laps while Agius and Farrugia were occupying the third and fourth places. Just a few meters before the end of the race Farrugia entered sideways to Agius. While the latter made an attempt to hold his place, consequently Farrugia made contact with Agius which resulted in Agius hitting the tire barrier by the roadside and overturned his car. Despite this happened only some 30 meters away from the Finish Line the race was stopped and all precautions were taken. Agius who suffered no injury was examined by the medical team who is always present on the spot.
The final Autocross Standard Class result reads - Vella is the race winner followed by Chircop. The other placings has to be confirmed by the Executive Committee after reviewing the referee’s decision about Farrugia who can be suspended following his action on Agius during this race final.
Meanwhile, the Association is currently accepting applications from those competitors who would like to participate in the 24th edition of the ‘Car Demolition Derby’ to be held at ASMK premises at Ta Qali in aid of Istrina 2017. This Special Event is expected to take place on Sunday 17th December 2017 and begins at 3:30 pm. The Registrations close on Wednesday 6th December 2017 during a meeting purposely held for the applicants and competitors taking part at the ASMK Clubhouse in iMtarfa.