Tourism Ministry collaborate with GMR&SC to showcase motor racers at GuyExPo
- Machines also to be on display
It is billed as the biggest event on the local and regional calendars of motor racing and the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club and the Ministry of Tourism are leaving nothing to chance and has organized a series of events to promote the final leg of the Caribbean Series which will be staged on November 11, at the South Dakota Circuit.
The first part of the collaboration will commence with a super-charged display of the cars, Super bikes and go-karts that will be participating at the upcoming Meet at the GuyExPo, while fans and motor racing enthusiasts will also be afforded the opportunity to meet and greet the drivers and riders who will represent Guyana against competitors from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, the USA and Canada.
According to a member of the Organising Committee patrons attending the Exhibition which starts on Thursday and concludes on Sunday will be able to view photographic history of the club and competitors.
It was disclosed that Minister Irfaan Ali has thrown his weight behind the event and has been fully supportive of the GMR&SC’s efforts to uphold its proud reputation as being one of the best hosts of the Caribbean Championship which also see Meets being held at Dover Speedway in Jamaica and Bushy Park in Barbados.
Usually, thousands of fans from all across the world trek to the South Dakota Circuit every year to witness the event which is second to none in relation to its organization and hospitality and from all indications this year promises to surpass previous ones in terms of planning and execution.
There will be the usual International VIP Lounge where fans will be afforded first-class service and a comfortable and exclusive atmosphere accompanied by musical entertainment in addition to having the best view of the races at the Circuit.
The source added that with the re-surfaced track, the rivalry among the best drivers, riders and karters in the region has been more intense, while there have been some astonishing times set with lap records being broken or challenged consistently.
Guyana will be represented by the likes of the Vieira brothers (Mark and Paul), while the evergreen Andrew King, Viskok Persaud, Kevin Jeffrey, Keith Evelyn among others will look to thwart the ambitions of current leader in the Group 4 category Jamaican David Summerbell Jnr., fellow Jamaicans Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore and Peter Rae and Barbadians Roger and Barry Mayers, Mark and Doug Maloney.
The major sponsors are: GT&T, Princess Hotel, Valvoline, Rent-a- Tent and Banks DIH.