Interceptor Remax take weekend honours at Voomquest Enemed Races

Interceptor Remax take weekend honours at Voomquest Enemed Races
May 22 2023 Share

The rough seas along the Sliema coast at the end of the week meant that the World Championships Voomquest Enemed UIM V2 were thwarted, with organisers amending the sequence of events. 

The circuits planned for the outer reaches of the Grand Harbour had to be cancelled, meaning that no points were issued to the champions of this year. 

Despite this, a series of match races were organised in the Grand Harbour, which thanks to the efforts of Transport Malta was closed for traffic. 

On Saturday, the first three places were taken up by Team Interceptor Remax (GBR), driven by Sam Howes and Michael Xuereb. 

Championship winners for the previous two years Team El Diablo (MLT) , driven by Clive Butler and Sammy Grima came in second place whilst newcomer Team Waist Not, (MLT) piloted by Jesmond Aquilina and Rhys Grima finished in third place. 

Interestingly, third place Rhys Grima is following in his father Sammy Grima’s footsteps on the Voomquest podium. 

Team Cutting Edge, driven by Steve Bezzina and Michael Abela (MLT) and Team Marine Diffusion (FRA) driven by Domenique and Jean Lic Martini finished in fourth and fifth respectively.

In the 3D class, Team CRB, Gasebeton and Sabbie di Parma were the first three finishers in what was a thrilling yet straightforward race.

On Sunday afternoon, Team Interceptor Remax continued on their winning streak taking first place once again, one point behind them were Team El Diablo whilst Team Cutting Edge clinched third place, ahead of Teams Marine Diffusion and Waste Not.

Following the V2 action it was the turn of the 3D Class was a more closely fought one, the fifth and eighth race being so close that footage analysis was required to determine the winners. Winning the eighth race meant that Blu Banca took the honours for the day, followed by CRB and Sabbie di Parma. Teams Gasbeton and De Mitri finished in fourth and fifth place.



Over 250 University academics support ‘Xebbajtuna’ protest

Over 250 University academics support 'Xebbajtuna' protest
May 22 2023 Share

Around 250 University of Malta academics have released a statement expressing their support of a national protest concerning Malta’s environment. 

The protest, called ‘Xebbajtuna’, is being organised by Moviment Graffitti, Friends of the Earth Malta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Nature Trust Malta – FEE, Għawdix, Birdlife Malta and Rambler’s Association Malta. 

‘Whilst many elements of our economic and planning models have been highly successful, a systematic evaluation is urgently needed to assess their weaknesses and the growing threats to quality of life, cultural and natural heritage in Malta’ the academics wrote. 

The protest will be held next Saturday 27th May at 1030am, starting at Triton Fountain in Valletta. Will you be attending?


Worldwide celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott visits Malta for filming

Worldwide celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott visits Malta for filming
May 22 2023 Share

World renowned chef and presenter Ainsley Harriott is currently in Malta on work to film around the island and, in the mean time, get a taste of the local cuisine. 


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The chef posted to social media, revealing that he visited the capital city and wrote how there is plenty more for him and his crew to see. 

The chef also visited Mrieħel restaurant Olive 3, popping by for lunch, who shared a few photos of the staff with the chef and thanking him for choosing the outlet. 

Ainsley is an English chef known for his BBC cooking game shows like ‘Can’t Cook’, ‘Won’t Cook’ and ‘Ready Steady Cook’. 

Becoming a resident chef on many programmes, he boasts a massive CV appearing on hundreds of programmes, publishing around 12 books as well as a love for comedy.


Maltese Zoqdi racing team place first in Santa Pod’s ‘Door Slammers’

Maltese Zoqdi racing team place first in Santa Pod's 'Door Slammers'
May 22 2023 Share

The Maltese Zoqdi Racing Team brought the first place trophy home on behalf of their country. 

A weekend racing event, ‘Door Slammers’, took place in UK’s famous Santa Pod raceway. The racing event included multiple classes such as VP Racing Fuels Pro Doorslammer, Pro Street, True Street, European Front Wheel Drive, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder and Williams Bros Big Bracket.

Maltese Gary Camilleri, on behalf of Zoqdi Racing, made it all the way to Santa Pod with a Ford Escort Mk1 together with the Zoqdi Racing team to compete in the 6 Cylinder class, in which there were 14 participants in total all from different countries.

After a weekend of jam packed racing, Zoqdi Racing, went on to win the class they were competing in and wrote history for the Maltese island on such an international level. 

The leaders of Zoqdi Racing thanked the team for their hard work and dedication and went on to state that this was not an easy journey for the team to reach this level. The Malta Drag Racing Association also congratulated all the Zoqdi Team for their achievement. Numerous  Maltese drag racing enthusiasts also made the trip to Santa Pod in the UK to experience such a moment.