Vieira’s absence opens the door for a new king to be crowned
With the unfortunate and forced withdrawal of reigning champion Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira from this Sunday’s Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club ‘Race of Champions’ Meeting at the South Dakota Circuit, all eyes will be on the riders who are most willing to seize the advantage in his absence.
Vieira, who has been the best local rider for a number of years, will not be taking to the grid due to his involvement in an accident last week in neighbouring Suriname where national basketball player Damian Liverpool lost his life.
The local speedster it was reported suffered injuries to his hands thereby making it extremely difficult for him to ride on Sunday. Riders such as Carlos Rodrigues, Maurice Menezes, Joel Neblett, Carey Griffith and Gregory Lopes will be licking their lips in anticipation of being crowned new champion.
In the go-kart category, Marcus Fiedtkou, Shane Ally, Jerry Max Gouveia, Alex Gouveia, Nikhil Seereeram and Denzel Hopkinson as they’ve done in the past is anticipated to treat the fans to some breathtaking daredevilry, while the Group 3 division is also expected to be just as competitive with the likes of Gavin and Ryon Gayadin, Ryan Rahaman, Kemal Rahaman, Kamal Seebaran and Raj Boodhoo tussling it out for top honours.
The Group 2B is another category that will excite the fans with the Dutch driver Oliver Tjin-Liep-Shie, Shairaz Roshandin, Afraz Allie, Marcel Profitt, all capable of producing some fantastic performances and exhilarating displays.
One thing is certain with the various groups fully subscribed, fans heading to the South Dakota Circuit are guaranteed an unforgettable day of racing among the best in the Land. Twenty races are carded for the day and the price of admission is adults $1500, while children and vehicles are free. The first race is set for 08:30 hrs.