Camilleri takes victory at Pinellu
Keith Camilleri has emerged on top in the penultimate round of the 2014 Grimaldi Hill Climb championship organized by the Island Car Club.
Unlike the previous round at the same venue this year, the weather was nothing short of perfect today with sunny skies throughout. This augured well for the over-70 participants that registered for this event. Of note, was the strong participation from the Sicilians who reaffirmed the strong ties there are in motorsport between the two neighbouring islands. Exciting action was therefore in anything but short supply. Competitors in all classes gave it their all, and spectators were in for a treat.
In the category for classic cars, Martin Spiteri on his Cobra finished well on top. He was joined by Didier Bugeja, again the fastest front wheel driver competitor on his Peugeot, John Zammit winning the rear wheel drive on his Lotus and Steve Baldachino winning the 4×4 category on his Subaru. Teddy Aquilina also was declared winner of the over-60 category.
After Mark Micallef seemed to endure a difficult weekend with his car, the overall category saw the other usual suspects up front battling it out for the out and out win. Both Keith Camilleri and Zach Zammit put in admirable performances, but it was Camilleri who emerged on top. After a clean first run, Keith managed to put in a spectacular final attempt with which he managed to set a new record for the Pinellu hill with a 55.363.
The final round and championship showdown between Camilleri and Zammit is set to take place on the 9th of November at Gnejna.
The whole team at MotorsportMalta.com would also like to wish Alex Zammit, who was due to compete today, a speedy recover after he was taken ill overnight and our thoughts are with him and his family.