24/06/2024
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Malta National Sim Racing Championship 2024 Round 1

Mangion and Camilleri Win First Round of Malta National Sim Racing Championships

Thrilling Start to the Malta National Sim Racing Championships

The Malta National Sim Racing Championships in collaboration with the Malta Motorsport Federation kicked off in spectacular fashion, with the first round of the GT3 and F4 categories broadcast live on TVMSPORT+. Viewers were treated to intense racing action as competitors vied for top positions, aiming to represent Malta at the FIA Motorsport Games in Valencia this October.

GT3 Category: Laguna Seca

The first round of the GT3 category took place at the iconic Laguna Seca circuit, with all drivers competing in the Mercedes AMG GT3 car. This ensured a level playing field, putting the spotlight on driver skill and strategy.

Race 1 Highlights:

Winner: Dario Mangion
Second Place: Emmanuele Camilleri
Third Place: Anton Mifsud

Dario Mangion clinched victory in the first race, showing that he got the pace and will to be on podiums. Emmanuele Camilleri put up a strong fight to secure second place, while Anton Mifsud rounded off the podium in third.

Race 2 Highlights:

Winner: Nathan Mifsud
Second Place: Anton Mifsud
Third Place: Dario Mangion

Nathan Mifsud emerged victorious in the second race, followed by Anton Mifsud in second place and Dario Mangion in third. This race format required drivers to maintain consistency across both races to accumulate points.

Overall Results:

First Place: Dario Mangion (25 points)
Second Place: Anton Mifsud (22 points)
Third Place: Nathan Mifsud (21 points)

Dario Mangion’s consistent performance earned him the top spot overall, a result that surprised many but highlighted his potential and competitiveness. Anton Mifsud fought hard to finish second overall, while Nathan Mifsud secured third place after battling throughout both races.

F4 Category: Dominance at Okayama

The F4 category saw drivers compete at the Okayama circuit, using the F4 car. As predicted, ex-Formula 4 driver Keith Camilleri dominated the field.

Race 1 Highlights:

Winner: Keith Camilleri
Second Place: Aaron Debattista
Third Place: Brandon Tabone

Keith Camilleri took the lead in the first race, with Aaron Debattista finishing a close second and Brandon Tabone securing third place.

Race 2 Highlights:

Winner: Keith Camilleri
Second Place: Brandon Tabone
Third Place: Brandon Bonello

Keith Camilleri continued his dominance in the second race. Brandon Tabone improved to take second place, overtaking Aaron Debattista who finished third. Brandon Bonello finished third in the second race, adding valuable points to his tally.

Overall Results:

First Place: Keith Camilleri (30 points)
Second Place: Brandon Tabone (22 points)
Third Place: Aaron Debattista (18 points)

Keith Camilleri’s flawless performance earned him the maximum points and the overall win for the first round. Brandon Tabone finished second overall with consistent performances in both races, while Aaron Debattista secured third place.

The first round of the F4 category was filled with great moments and showed the skill and commitment including personal bests of all drivers.

The opening round of the Malta National Sim Racing Championships has set a high bar for the competition. With the drivers’ performances, the stage is set for even more intense racing in the upcoming rounds. As the heat continues to rise, competitors are gearing up for the prestigious opportunity to represent Malta at the FIA Motorsport Games in Valencia.

Mangion and Camilleri Win First Round of Malta National Sim Racing Championships

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