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For those who are unaware – An Introduction to Gozo’s Motocross

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Today the Gozo Motocross Association is an officially recognised association, offering exciting, fun and challenging racing events that take place during the season in Gozo.

Here we’re looking at some of the highlights:

Ta’ Xħajma Racing Track

The main activities of the Gozo Motocross Association occur at Ta’ Xħajma Racing Track.  Each season entails an annual championship together with several other events. The championship starts in September/October and ends around May/June. It consists of 8 racing Sundays – 5 rounds, quarter-final, semi-final and final.

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Ta’ Xħajma Motocross Track – Photo credit: Paul Scicluna
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Ta’ Xħajma Motocross Track – Photo Credit: Liliana Bugeja

Regular Events

The events organised by Gozo Motocross Association span different categories – A, B, C.  This season, many are following the Yamaha Gozo Motocross Championship 2016/17.  The riders are categorised according to their ability and their success in previous competitions, where Class A is the highest level one can attain.  Other events at Ta’ Xħajma Racing Track include Fun Races where competitions are friendly and riders of typical Classes are shuffled.

Watch out for the upcoming events:

  • March 12: 5th Round
  • March 19: Fun Race
  • April 2: Quarter Finals
  • April 23: Semi Finals
  • May 14: Finals
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Ta’ Xħajma Motocross Track- Championship Finals 2015/16 –Photo credit: Alain Salvery

 Special Events

From time to time, the Gozo Motocross Association organises special events like the XTreme Trials & EnduroCross which was in previous years held in the main village square in Munxar (by daylight) and in Ta’ Kerċem (by night). This consisted of a man-made track over a tumolo of land lit by artificial lighting. Riders rode their bikes over an array of obstacles that were placed to create a track.

Xtreme Trials at Munxar Village square – Photo credit: Paul Scicluna

This year’s Xtreme Trials and Enduro Cross-Edition 3 will be held in July.  The races will be held at Ta’ Kerċem on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July in the evening.

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Gozo Enduro Rally 3 – Photo Credit: Alain Salvery

Upcoming Events:

Following the success of the Gozo Enduro held in Marsalforn last November, Gozo Motocross Association is currently organising the Gozo Enduro Rally in April 2017.  More information about this event will be available soon.     Other events like the special Motocross Night Events that will be held at Ta’ Xħajma Racing Track are also in the pipeline.

All riders are welcome.  Local, national and international riders can join the events organised by Gozo Motocross Association.  GMA invites families, children, adolescents, adults and elders to enjoy the thrilling spectacle that these competitions offer.

Special thanks to Gozo Motocross Association for helping with this blog post. 

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Ta’ Xħajma Motocross Track – Photo Credit: Liliana Bugeja

 

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