26/05/2024

Malta National Hill Climb Championship Charges Into Round Two at Girgenti

As the Malta National Hill Climb Championship revs into its second round, anticipation mounts for another display of local hill climb talent. Following the gripping opener at the iconic Mtaħleb hill, where enthusiasts witnessed Mark Micallef’s masterful performance, all eyes are now on the upcoming showdown at Girgenti on Sunday, April 14th.

With over 60 cars slated to compete across diverse classes and groups, the stage is set for a thrilling spectacle at Girgenti, located in the picturesque limits of Siggiewi. From street-legal vehicles to classic cars and purpose-built racers, the event promises a blend of nostalgia and cutting-edge performance.

Mark Micallef, piloting his formidable Norma M20 Mugen, stamped his authority in the championship with a commanding victory in the opening round. Clocking an impressive time of 59.004 seconds at Mtaħleb, Micallef demonstrated unparalleled skill and determination, setting a high bar for his competitors.

Hot on his heels in the first round were Jean Vella, navigating his Jedi F1000 to a commendable time of 59.135 seconds, and Noel Galea, following in the Ford Escort Mk2 with a time of 59.300 seconds. The closely contested battle between these seasoned contenders foreshadows an intense rivalry throughout the championship.

As motorsport enthusiasts gear up for the action-packed event, safety remains paramount. Spectators are reminded to observe designated viewing areas to ensure a secure environment for all participants and attendees.

The success of the championship wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of the organizing committee, led by a team of passionate individuals committed to delivering a seamless experience for competitors and spectators alike.

Sponsors including Enemed, MeDirect Bank Malta, England Insurance, and The Point Malta play a crucial role in fueling the excitement, providing vital support that elevates the championship to new heights. Their contributions, alongside the tireless efforts of volunteers and photographers, enrich the fabric of Maltese motorsport, preserving moments that resonate for generations.

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