Nov 22, 2013 Sports
Beverage giants Banks DIH Ltd handed over four cheques to totaling millions of dollars to its team of competitors who’re scheduled to compete in this weekend’s highly anticipated Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), at the South Dakota Circuit.
Yesterday during a simple presentation ceremony that was conducted at Buy Me Auto Sales on Garnett Street which had in attendance Banks Beer Brand Manager Brian Choo Hen and Outdoor Events Manager Mortimer Stewart the sponsorship was handed over to Group 4 drivers Danny Persaud in his Mazda Miata, Andrew King, who will be piloting a Tube Frame Mazda, Group 2B driver Afraz Allie in his Starlet and Superbiker Carey Griffith with his GSXR Suzuki for Sunday’s
In response, the four competitors expressed confidence of doing well and were happy to represent their respective brands against both local and foreign competitors.
They disclosed that they’ve all done a lot of work and upgrades to their machines to get it to optimum performance and were looking forward to upstaging the competition and making the Company proud.
All the machines were on display at the occasion with the various products manufactured and distributed by the entity audaciously exhibited.
Choo Hen, in brief remarks, highlighted that the company has invested “millions” into the four motor-racers, whom he described as “Team Guyana” and the “A Team.” He also wished the team of drivers and rider huge success on Sunday.
Action is set to start at 08:00 hours and local drivers, riders and go-karters are expected to repel the challenges of their counterparts from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, United States of America, Canada and Suriname in what is anticipated to be an electrifying day of daredevilry.
Jamaica’s Doug “Hollywood” Gore is expected to be the star attraction with his Audi TT, touted as the fastest car in the Caribbean at the moment. However, he will face a stiff challenge from the Guyanese trio Andrew King, Mark Vieira and Kevin Jeffrey, who will no doubt look to exploit home court advantage.
Other high profile drivers and riders slated to compete are Doug Maloney and Mark Maloney of Barbados, along with the Guyanese brigade Raj Singh, Danny Persaud, Ryan Rahaman, Irfaan Kalamadeen and Joel Neblett.
The sponsors of the CMRC are: Seaboard Marine, Banks DIH Limited, GT&T, Rent-A-Tent, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, CCS, Prem’s Electrical, King’s Jewellery World, Valvoline, Nabi, Marsha Mining, John Fernandes, E.C.Vieira Investments, Mohamed Roshandin, NTN, New Thriving, Versus Auto Sales, TVG, Bounty Farm, Castrol, Hilton Quan, Trophy Stall, Readymix Concrete Limited, Extreme Motorsports, GTM, Ricks and Sari, Friendship Oxygen Limited, Automative Arts, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Beharry Group of Companies, Kaylees Service Station, Fly Jamaica, American Stores and Jiffi Lubes among others. Admission to the venue is $2,000 (adults) and $1,000 (children).
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