Gozo Enduro Rally challenges riders in heat and a tough terrain
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On Saturday, the Gozo Motocross Association organised the third edition of the Gozo Enduro Rally 2018, in collaboration with the Gozo Sports Board, the Zebbug Local Council and the Ministry for Gozo.
The GMA said that the terrain, together with the high temperatures on the day, made it quite challenging for the riders. “However the competitors showed great courage and stamina and each and every rider strived to achieve their best time possible.”
The event was held at Ix-Xwejni and was part of the programme for this year’s Gozo Sports Festival 2018.
28 riders participated in this off-road event which proved to be an exciting and challenging run for all the riders.The participants, Gozitan and Maltese riders, had the opportunity to do a trial run between 11am and noon. Then the competition consisted of three actual runs. Those with the best timing of all three runs becoming the winners.
Coming in first place, Enduro champion 2016-17, Joseph Scicluna had the best run of all, with John Attard second and Mathieu Salomon third They were followed by Nataniel Camilleri and Mario Micallef respectively.
Gozo Sports Board representative Josef Karl Bajada presented trophies to the winners and also gave a medal to each participant.
Frank Xuereb, Gozo Motocross Association’s President presented a Blackrock off-road tyre each to Scicluna, Attard and Salomon.
He congratulated all riders and said that off-road competitions will continue to take place in Gozo.Xuereb also said that the Association will always work very hard to make moto-sports events more available to all those who love the sport.
He concluded by encouraging local authorities to continue their help in supporting this popular sport, while promoting the ability of local riders both here and also abroad.
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