Nov 01, 2011 Sports
As preparations for the final showdown in the GT&T / Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship picks up pace, Committee member Vishok Persaud in an interview with the media at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) yesterday disclosed that arrangements for the event are going excellent.
Persaud, who is overlooking that aspect of the Meet, revealed the Barbados contingent machines are already on the high seas and heading to Guyana and fans could expect the final showpiece in Caribbean motor racing to be an epic battle between host Guyana, the Bajans, Jamaicans, Canadians, Americans and the Surinamese.
Billed for November 13 at the South Dakota Circuit, Persaud assured that the best drivers and riders in the Region will be descending on these shores to showcase their skills, while the Country and individual titles are up for grabs between the three territories.
Persaud made mentioned of some of the calibre drivers and machines that will be competing and they include Barbadian Roger Mayers in his Ford Focus which holds the current lap record for South Dakota Circuit, Jamaicans David Summerbell Jnr, the present Caribbean champion and another Reggae Land’ ace Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore, who will be piloting his new Audi TT DTM rightfully regarded as the fastest car in Jamaica among others.
He reckoned the fight between locals Mark Vieira, Kevin Jeffrey and Andrew King pitted against the rest of the Caribbean should be enough to compel racing fans to make it a definite appointment to be at the Circuit because it will provide riveting action for all to see.
Persaud said that the visitors will have at least 2-3 days to do testing so no one will be able to make excuses, while the resurfaced Circuit will definitely see existing records being shattered.
He pointed out that even though Guyana the defending champions are bottom of the points standing, evidence will show that wherever the Championship is hosted, the home team usually dominates.
Persaud told of the new formula that the club has adopted for this Meet which could see the largest batch of visitors coming to Guyana to witness the showdown.
He stated that they’re working in tandem with the Tourism Ministry to offer certain opportunities for the competitors and other interested persons to visit places of interests such as the mighty Kaieteur Falls and other landmark sites in the country.
The GMR&SC member revealed that over 900 Bajans have booked to come to witness the event, while scores more are expected from Jamaica, USA and Canada.
He said that the Meet could very well be the largest event to be staged here for sometime.
Another feature this time will be the early sales of tickets for admission to the venue, while Banks DIH will have a variety of beverages and snacks on sale at the Circuit.
Persaud extended thanks to all those entities that have pledged their support for the event.
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