Rain cuts short the Gozo Motocross Championship 2019 Semi final
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A sudden heavy downpour of rain cut short the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Association championship 2019 semi-final on Sunday.
Riders had to run for shelter and the GMA committee together with the riders agreed that the track had become too dangerous to continue and the races were stopped.However earlier in the race programme, riders of Class A, Steve Xuereb and David Dimech fought hard for the first positions in all of the three heats. Xuereb, who is at the top of the classification won first place while Dimech followed closely.
In Class B Glenn Vella came in first. Mario Cauchi was placed second, while Robert Spiteri came in third place. the GMA said that Vella is at the top of his game, collecting maximum points in each competition.For Class C, Daniel Portelli did very well. He was followed closely by Jorn Stellini who is heading his class and is on his way to victory. Returning rider Godfrey Bigeni came in third place.
The GMA said that Class D was the most interesting, with 16 year old Isaac Bartolo topping the game, followed by Eric Cardona. In third place, David Mercieca is heading his class although nothing is truly certain until the very end.Gozo Motocross Association said that the finals of the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship 2019 will take place on Sunday, the 4th of May, which will be followed by huge celebrations at Ta’ Xhajma Track to celebrate the new Champions 2019. Races start at 1:00pm..
At the end, trophies supported by Grima Fuel Service were awarded to the winners.
The GMA also advised that the 4th edition of the Gozo Enduro Rally will be held on Saturday, the 11th of May 2019. Motocross and Enduro lovers are encouraged to register and participate in this exciting annual event.
Also watch out for more interesting moto events in the near future. The Association said that it encourages and welcomes new riders. Please see the GMA facebook page for information and event updates.
Photographs by Alain Salvary