Fast lap times and more excitement anticipated with Rule change
GMR&SC ‘Race of Champions’ Meet
With the new rules in place to facilitate faster times, the July 8, ‘Race of Champions’ Meet organized by the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) is anticipated to produce some breathtaking performances from the very best drivers and riders in the country.
This is according to a source close to the Club, who updated this newspaper about the new amendments to the rules that will see many of the cars in the various classified categories going to the starting grid much lighter than previously.
The rule change now allows for cars to be as much as 10% lighter and that allowance according to the source will level the playing field, but also make the cars much faster thereby providing the opportunity for them to erase the previous lap times in the process.
The source added that most of the top drivers and riders have already confirmed participation in the Meet and fans are being urged to set the date to be at the South Dakota Circuit to witness what is being described as the most competitive for some time now.
Among those expected to take to the grid are reigning champion Kevin Jeffrey, past champions Andrew King and Mark Vieira, Keith Evelyn, Paul Vieira, Irfaan Kalamadeen, Gavin Gayadin, Vishok Persaud, Ryan Rahaman and Andrew Morgan.
The Group 3 division is anticipated to be just as competitive with the likes of Kamal Seebarran, Raj Boodhoo, Ryon Gayadin and Trinidad and Tobago’s Ravi Singh.
King it was disclosed is now looking to upgrade his Mazda RX7 to a turbo-charged engine since he now do not have to add a lot of weight to the machine, while it was further revealed that Mark Vieira is in the process of upgrading his car to a carbon fibre with the sole aim of gaining more speed.
The Superbike category is another part of the programme that promises to add much excitement to the day’s activities with Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira, Joel Neblett, Carlos Rodrigues, all anticipated taking the starter’s orders.
Among the major sponsors on board are GT&T, King’s Jewellery and Valvoline.