Champions Guyana looking to maintain status quo
Defending Champions Guyana will be looking to continue the status quo when they host their regional counterparts in the final leg of the GT&T / Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) next Sunday, at the South Dakota Circuit.
To this end the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club has named a strong contingent to represent Guyana as they look to successfully defend the regional title against Jamaica and Barbados on home soil.
According to information garnered from the club, Guyana will be represented in the CMRC Group 4 category by reigning local champion Kevin Jeffrey, who drives a Mitsubishi Evolution 8, Andrew King in his tube-framed Mazda RX 7, Mark Vieira in his recently acquired and who smashed the old record of 34.898 set by Andrew King after registering a blistering 34.361 at the last local Meet and Paul Vieira, who leads the other Guyanese drivers in the points standing.
Guyana currently lies in the cellar spot with 27 points below Barbados on 102 and Jamaica 66.
Jamaica’s David Summerbell Jnr occupies the top spot with 44 points in the individual points table and he is ahead of Barbadians Mark Maloney on 31 and Roger Mayers in close pursuit with 30.
In the Superbike category, Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira after two dominating performances in the Jamaica and Barbados legs seems unstoppable at least from the regional standpoint, but with the anticipated arrival of Canada’s Kevin Graham his usual nemesis, fans could very well be in for a heart stopping treat of daredevilry from the two maestros.
However, riders such as Carlos Rodrigues, Gregory Lopes and Maurice Menezes should not be underestimated.
The smaller categories all promise to be just as exciting, especially in the Group 3 division where the locals will no doubt want to stop the prolonged reign of Trinidadian Ravi Singh, who has crushed all and sundry over the past year.
Kaieteur Sport will continue to bring profiles of the competitors leading up to race day.