16 riders battle it out in Gozo Motocross Championship quarter finals
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The quarter finals of the Gozo Motocross Association championship 2018, were held on Sunday at Ta’ Xhajma Track.
Sixteen riders participated in the event, watched by a large crowd of fans who went along to support their favourite riders who did not disappoint, with an exciting afternoon of racing enjoyed by the enthusiasts.
In Class A, Steve Xuereb and David Dimech fought for first place, while Robert Spiteri and Keith Bugeja strived for third.
During the first and third heats, Xuereb defeated Dimech, winning this category by a few points over Dimech who followed in second place. Robert Spiteri won third place.In Class B, Nataniel Camilleri sailed easily into first place followed by Jorn Stellini. Maltese veteran rider Lewis Debono was placed third.
In Class C, Anthony Fenech and Matthew Spiteri achieved the same amount of points, therefore according to the GMA rules, the rider who wins the first heat is entitled to the trophy. Matthew Buttigieg came in second, while newcomer Glenn Vella won this category by maximum points.
At the end of the day’s event, the president of the GMA awarded trophies to the winners.He announced that apart from the championship’s semi-final which will be held on Sunday, the 8th of April, the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Association will also be organising another FunRace with the highlight being 125cc racing.
He urged all those who have 125cc dirt bikes to register and participate in this exciting event, offering a chance for the winners to take home motocross accessories. The Funrace will take place on Easter Sunday, the 1st of April, Event starts at 1pm.
The Association said that it always encourages and welcomes new riders.
Please visit the GMA facebook page for information and regular updates.
Photographs by Alain Salvary