Vieira dominates CMRC Superbike segment
Guyana’s Superbike champion Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira once again seized the opportunity to underline his status as the top rider in the Region when he dominated the second leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) last Sunday, at Bushy Park in Barbados.
Vieira, who led a strong Guyana contingent to the Meet returned home with two firsts and a third place from three races on a day that saw the local riders rule over the rest of the Caribbean.
According to the reigning champion, who was returning from a serious accident and was clearly limited in terms of seat time, his third place finish in the opening race though a disappointing result by his standard only served to fuel his motivation and he followed up with inspired displays that thrilled the thousands of fans.
Vieira also sought to quell the confusion that surfaced after the final race when he rode compatriot Carey Griffith’s Suzuki 750cc to victory, but many felt that it was the latter who had won the event.
“I rode Carey Griffith’s Suzuki 750 and placed first, but many people, fans and even the media believed it to be Carey. However, this was not the case, as I in that same race loaned my Suzuki 600 to my friend and team mate,” Vieira pointed out.
He extended thanks to his main sponsor SUNBURST ORANGE JUICE, with special mention to Mr. Rakesh Puri, for his continued support and belief in him, while similar sentiments was also expressed to Udoh Kanu of Westside Car Wash, Pointer, Kunta, Vishok Persaud of E-Networks, team mates and all his fans.
Apart from Vieira and Griffith, the other riders that made the trip were Carlos Rodrigues, Joel Neblett, Ricardo Fagundes and Maurice Menezes.